FANTASTIC FRIDAYS CELEBRATE THE RETURN
The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning are celebrating the return of NHL hockey with FANtastic Fridays each Friday in August at the St. Pete Times Forum from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lightning forward Ruslan Fedotenko will be signing autographs from 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Aug 26th, 2005 and Martin St. Louis will be signing autographs in Shots from 3:00pm - 4:30pm, this week's FanTastic Friday will be extended to include a Happy Hour, celebrating Martin's return.
At each FANtastic Fridays celebration, fans will have the opportunity to select their seats for the 2005-06 NHL season as the Lightning prepare to defend their Stanley Cup championship. Seats are moving quickly with season tickets starting at $699 and mini-plans starting at only $199.
A free lunch, compliments of the Lightning Foundation, will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Icons, where fans can take advantage of discounted Stanley Cup merchandise, try interactive games and enter drawings for Lightning memorabilia. Lightning broadcasters will also be present to greet fans.
Live music, games and radio station remote broadcasts will greet fans on the Chrysler-Jeep Plaza at the St. Pete Times Forum, while and happy hour prices will be offered at the Absolut On Ice Cafe (Jeep Club Level, 4-7 p.m.).
Additionally, fans can enjoy the Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union double-decker bus, free chair massages compliments of Massage Envy, half-price frozen lemonade from Zuls Frozen Lemonade, an interactive hockey game, VW Bug and mascot from Bank Atlantic and the Coca-Cola Road Jam. Also, McDonald's will set up a slap shot game, and Ronald McDonald will appear with his van.