The Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL announced today that the Indoor Winter Classic will be played against the Ontario Reign at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena, Tuesday, January 1 at 2 pm.
“The game will feature many arena doors being left open in hope of creating unpredictable breeze patterns,” said Wranglers President and Chief Operating Officer Billy Johnson. “We are hoping for quite a draft.”
A trophy, which is currently being built, will be presented to the winning team and will feature a chain and a padlock somewhere in the design. The emphasis on the chain and lock is as yet undetermined because it’s a “budget matter,” said a team representative.
Advance weather forecasts for inside the arena call for intermittent snow for the Indoor Winter Classic, as well as the sound of whistling winds throughout the game.
“We hope that with time the Indoor Winter Classic grows and we will be forced to move it outdoors,” Johnson said.
Fans will be allowed to skate with the Wranglers following the Indoor Winter Classic, and rental skates will be provided at no additional charge.
In previous seasons the Wranglers have presented Dick Cheney Hunting Vest Night, Rod Blagojevich Prison Uniform Night, and Rapture Night: The Last Hockey Game on Earth. The Wranglers have also played at least one game at midnight since its inception in 2003, and hosted such performers as Mini Kiss and Tony Clifton at games.
Additional promotional dates in 2013 include a concert by legendary alt-country singer/songwriter Todd Snider on February 1, and Over 18 Night: The World’s First Topless Hockey Game on February 4. Tickets are available at www.Wranglers.co or by calling 702-471-PUCK.