HockeyTown Winter Festival Set for December

Comerica Park hosts the year-end event with activities for all ages.

DETROIT — Olympia Entertainment revealed its preliminary schedule for the 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival on Tuesday that will be held during the last two weeks of December at Comerica Park. Ending New Year’s Eve, this multi-faceted celebration of the sport of hockey will feature a wide variety of fun-filled activities and exhibitions for fans of all ages. A full listing of dates and events can be found below:

December 15-26 — Celebration of Hockey featuring amateur games, corporate outings and open skates. Information on booking ice time can be obtained by visiting

December 27-31 — Outdoor Festival featuring interactive games, autograph signings, face painting and ice sculpture exhibits as well as musical performances and entertainment.

December 27-28 — Great Lakes Invitational featuring the Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Western Michigan Broncos and Michigan Tech Huskies all competing for the 2012 MacInnes Cup.

December 29 — Ontario Hockey League Doubleheader featuring the Windsor Spitfires taking on the Saginaw Spirit and the Plymouth Whalers battling the J. Ross Robertson Cup champion London Knights.

December 30 — American Hockey League Game featuring the Grand Rapids Griffins and Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliates of the Red Wings® and Maple Leafs®.

December 31 — Red Wings-Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown featuring legendary players from two of the National Hockey League’s most storied franchises going head-to-head.

Ticketing information for these events as well as the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (Detroit vs. Toronto – January 1 at Michigan Stadium) is being distributed to members of the Red Wings Season Ticket Holder Family this week. Information on purchasing 2012-13 Red Wings Season Tickets, to 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival seats can be obtained by calling (313) 396-7575.

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