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Capacity Crowd Expected at Acrisure Arena for Firebirds’ Second Annual Teddy Bear Toss

The Firebirds are expecting a sold out crowd for this Saturday’s Ugly Sweater and Teddy Bear Toss Night presented by 1 Million Strong. The event features a special holiday-themed Head Coach Dan Bylsma Bobblehead giveaway for the first 6,500 fans, along with photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Letters to Santa, music, games and more! Plaza events open at 4:30 p.m., puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. 


Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears and other stuffed animals for the second annual Teddy Bear Toss event. Fans are asked to throw stuffed animals on the ice after the first Firebirds’ goal during Saturday night’s game against the Bakersfield Condors. Any item thrown on the ice will NOT be returned. All stuffed animals will be collected and distributed locally to the 29 Palms Military Base, California Highway Patrol, Sheriffs’ offices across the Coachella Valley along with local Police and Fire Departments for use when responding to calls involving children.

Fans can drop off or donate large quantities of stuffed animals prior to the game at the Christmas Tree on the Plaza at Acrisure Arena on Saturday, December 23rd from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Please note that these bags will no longer be accessible once dropped off.

Fans who would like to bring large amounts of bears or stuffed animals for game time must have them stored in clear bags with no hard objects attached to or in the bags. Please note, all bags will need to be searched by security at the gates which may cause delays in entering the venue. 


Parking for Saturday’s game will be extremely limited in all parking lots at the arena. Overflow parking will be available at Xavier High School with shuttles provided to and from Acrisure Arena beginning at 4 p.m. 


Last Call for Firebirds Holiday Plans! Get your Holiday Plans by Saturday, December 23 to access this limited-time special offer featuring four games this season.

Group, Flex, and Individual tickets for the Firebirds’ 2023-24 season are on sale now. For more information on ticket packages for the 2023-24 season, click HERE or call 760-835-8778.

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