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Buffalo Sabres: 'Opening Weekend' festivities set for Oct. 8, 10, 12


Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:00 pm

The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for "Opening Weekend," which will take place during the team's first three home games of the 2015-16 season. The three games will feature a wide variety of activities, giveaways and special events for the whole family. Tickets are still available for all three Sabres games during "Opening Weekend."

To kick off "Opening Weekend," the Sabres will host a "Party in the Plaza" in Tops Alumni Plaza on Oct. 8, prior to the home opener vs. Ottawa at 7 p.m. Sabres alumni and Sabretooth will be on hand to sign autographs and hand out giveaways, and Echo City will play live for fans. The event, which runs from 5-6:30 p.m., also will feature an interactive fan photo booth, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. First Niagara Bank will have a special home opener handout for all fans in attendance at the game.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Sabres will host a family-friendly party in Tops Alumni Plaza before the team's 1 p.m. game vs. Tampa Bay. The event will feature children's activities such as a face-painter, a balloon artist, bounce houses, a fan photo area and a miniature zoo. The outdoor event will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a live DJ on site, as well as vendors and the BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Healthy Zone Cruiser. In addition, food and beverages will be available for purchase, and Perry's Ice Cream will hand out a magnet schedule to all fans who attend the game that day.

Finally, on Monday, Oct. 12, the Sabres are offering a "Kid's Day" ticket offer for the team's 3 p.m. game vs. Columbus. With the purchase of one 300 Level II ticket, fans can purchase up to four additional kids tickets for $15 each. "Kids Day" tickets are valid for use by children ages 15 and under. Before the game, there will be a pregame skate, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, at HARBORCENTER's First Niagara Rink (rink No. 1). The skate is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will consist of two sessions from 12:30-1:30 and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Admission for the skate is $6, or $5 if you show a BlueCross BlueShield card at the door.

All outdoor events will be weather permitting.

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