Jan 12, 2011

Family Fun with The Chicago Wolves

This past weekend, I had the chance to take ALL my boys to the Chicago Wolves play hockey as part of a Blogger Family Night.  We have been long time fans of the Wolves so I, of course, jumped at this invitation.

Unfortunately, because of my ankle I was up for the Fun Fest before the game OR up for waiting to get player autographs after the game.  And, sadly, our wolves lost that night, but it was still a great time.  Before the game the Allstate Arena hosted the North East Council Girls Scouts cookie kickoff and MANY Girl Scouts and their families stayed for the game.  It was the loudest we've ever heard the crowd for the Wolves, and it was GREAT!  The atmosphere is just a ton of fun.  Between the second and third period we attended a cookie reception with some of the Wolves management, as well as player Jamie Hunt.  The boys got his autograph but I was laying down on the job (really sitting down, I was sore but really I didn't lay down) and didn't get a photo of them with Jamie.  I did torture my littlest man by having my hubby give him no choice but to get a group shot with Skates, the Wolves mascot though.  (As he'd say, I'm "so meanie.")

I think these games are a great family activity.  Yeah, hockey is sort of aggressive and if you're all against that, then maybe its not for you.  But if you like hockey and you just think its too expensive, or that the kids would be bored.  I encourage you to check it out.  Wolves tickets are super cheap in comparison to NHL tickets and even my not quite 3 year old LOVED it.  Fair warning though, the Wolves have an awesome pregame "fireworks" show that is loud and features towers of fire that can be felt through most of the arena.  So if you have timid little ones, you'll want to be prepared for that.

Here is a little snippet of that display.

The ONLY disappointment of the day, Bryan really wanted a Wolf claw and by the time he asked, and we sent dad to find one...there were none left to be found (I blame all those adorable cookie selling girl scouts for scooping them all up before we could get to them).  But I KNOW we'll be back and we'll just be sure to get our first thing next time!

For some more great photos, a longer clip of the pregame show and intro of starting line up, check out WeaselMomma's post about the game here. She is one of the lovely bloggers I met for the first time in person that evening after reading her blog and chatting on twitter for awhile and she was absolutely as fun as I thought she'd be!

Thank you so much to the Chicago Wolves for hosting us for this event, we'll definitely see you soon!!

Disclosure: Our family attended this event for free, courtesy of the Chicago Wolves (and their wonderful PR people) however all opinions and true love of hockey and the Chicago Wolves are my own honest, personal feedback and I was in no way compensated for a positive post.


  1. The wolf looks ripped right out of Red Riding Hood. Scary thing!

  2. We had such a fun time, too! Hope your ankle feels better...

  3. Thank you again so much for sharing this opportunity with me! See you in a few weeks!


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