Hurricanes Summerfest to take place July 23-26

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes are preparing to provide their fans with some fun and a glimpse at the team’s prospects and much more in late July.

Ron Francis, Hurricanes executive vice president and general manager, announced on Wednesday that the team will hold Hurricanes Summerfest – a mid-summer celebration of Hurricanes hockey – from July 23-26 at PNC Arena.

The event will focus around the team’s Prospects Development Camp, ‘Canes Elite Players Camp, and will wrap up with the Summerfest Celebration.

Prospects Development Camp

The Prospects Development Camp will showcase most or all of the Hurricanes’ 2014 draft class, some of the team’s previously-drafted players, and other camp invitees.

The team will provide online coverage of the Prospects Development Camp’s on-ice sessions on www.CarolinaHurricanes.com beginning on Mon., July 21.

The camp’s on-ice sessions will be open to the public as of Wed., July 23.

A complete roster and a detailed schedule for the Prospects Development Camp will be released in early July.

Elite Players Camp

The ‘Canes Elite Players Camp will take place in conjunction with the Prospects Development Camp and is open to U-18, U-16 and U-14 AAA and AA players.

Participants will use the NHL ice and facilities at PNC Arena, and will receive nearly-identical training and instruction from Hurricanes coaches and staff as do the players at the Prospects Development Camp.

Players in the U-12 AAA and AA, U-10 AA and U-8 advanced levels can register for the ‘Canes Power Skating Clinic, to be held from July 22-26 at PNC Arena.

For one hour per day, participants will receive power skating instruction from elite skating coach Kim Muir.

Muir has an extensive background that includes mentoring players from the Hurricanes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

Coaches Clinic

From July 25-26, hockey coaches from all levels can learn directly from Hurricanes staff at the ‘Canes Coaches’ Clinic.

Coaches will discuss the proper way to devise a practice plan, teach team systems and offer tips on implementing systems and coaching special teams.

Details and registration information for the ‘Canes Elite Players Camp, ‘Canes Power Skating Clinic and the ‘Canes Coaches’ Clinic can be found at http://www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/summerfestcamps.

Select-A-Seat Nights at Summerfest

Encompassed in Hurricanes Summerfest will be the team’s annual Select-A-Seat nights to allow season-ticket holders to choose their seats for the upcoming season.

The Hurricanes Summerfest will wrap up on Sat., July 26, with a Summerfest Celebration complete with a final ‘Canes practice and skills session, more than 20 inflatables, games and other experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers and autograph opportunities with Prospects Development Camp players.

Admission and parking are free, and most of the activities will take place inside PNC Arena.