A Few Numbers From the Calgary Hitmen Teddy Bear Toss

Before this year's Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, November 26, get an idea of just how many teddies this annual event has collected since 1995 and how the event has grown.

Photograph courtesy of Calgary Hitmen


Once a year, there's a hockey game at the Saddledome that isn't like any other hockey game during the season. After the Hitmen score their first goal, the play stops. Everyone watching throws teddy bears and stuffed animals of any kind onto the rink. The annual Teddy Bear Toss is a Christmas tradition for the Hitmen and this year, the game is on Saturday, November 26 and the Hitmen play the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The game starts at 2 p.m. and tickets start at $10. 

Before the puck drops for the game this weekend, we wanted to get an idea of what the event was like when it started, how it has grown and where all those teddies go after they're picked up off the ice. We spoke with Hitmen representatives to get a few facts and figures about this annual game. 

Scotiabank Saddledome, hitmenhockey.com

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