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



Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Content

The Beatles' Treasure Found by University of Calgary Archivists

It was in one of the 6,000 boxes they acquired from the EMI Music Canada archive.

Could Plans to Minimize Light Pollution Actually Lead to a Loss of Dark Skies?

New LED lights are planned for a section of the ring road near the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory.

Planning on Rafting Down the Bow River This Summer? Here’s How to Stay Safe

You remembered the life jackets, but did you remember your car keys, an extra paddle and good shoes?
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags