Lots of people have been curious about Predatos training camp and I’ve gotten ALL kinds of questions..yes I’m looking at you “confused in Hendersonville”. But I am taking some of the most frequently asked questions and some general info. Putting it all in one place for fans who have never been to a camp session before.
Q. Is Preds camp open to the public?
A. YES! All on ice sessions at Centennial are open to the public
Q. How much does it cost
Q. Do players sign autographs?
A. Most of the time, Yes. Keep in mind some players have meetings and commitments and not all players can sign everyday.
Q. What should I expect from camp
A. Well, a few things: 1) your up close, seating is very close on both rinks WATCH FOR PUCKS! 2) its an ice rink, if you get cold easily, bring a sweater or jacket..or a jersey! 3) practices are held on the larger A and smaller B rink. Sometimes both rinks at same time. If only one rink is used, be prepared to swap midway through practice. Seating is on wooden bleachers or carpet covered concrete bleachers, if you don’t like hard seats, bring a cushion such as foam bleacher seat. 4) WATCH FOR PUCKS!!!
Q. Is Ryan Ellis related to Dan Ellis?
A. Even though Ryan is definitley a power play Specialist. He is not related to Dan, as far as I know.
Q. Will going to Camp make me a better person?
A. Yes, and an excellent hockey fan
Q. Will Big Ben be at camp? Will he be painted?
A. I will be there on Monday and Tuesday for sure. No I will not be painted.
Q. Is it cool to just let my kids run around while I watch or wait for autographs?
A. NO, please be respectful of others, I do bring my son to some camps, he loves hockey, but I know he might not be up for several hours of camp. Crying and screaming kids distract other fans, and make Shea Weber mad.(I am guessing) You don’t want to risk making Shea Weber mad, do you?
Q. Do the players wear their numbers so we can identify them?
A. Sometimes. If your unfamiliar with players you may want to check out pics on Predators website. Normally at least their helmets are numbered but not always the jerseys.
Q. Do players pose for pics?
A. Most guys will try to pose. Again keep in mind other fans, and player time constraints
I hope these help you enjoy camp. Its a fun time. And yes players and fans get really involved, if a goalie makes a great save or player a beautiful goal the crowd may even cheer. I reccomend being prepared if you want autographs. Know who your wanting, have your marker out and cap off, waiting. Also. Don’t keep the marker in your mouth, players don’t want to touch that. Finally my computer crashed and is dying a miserable blue screen death, so I typed this all from my droid, forgive any typos, misspelled words, etc. NOW LET’S DROP THE PUCK!