(Victoria Royals Teddy Bear Toss / Photo by Jay Wallace)

Get those throwing arms ready, Victoria!

As the Victoria Royals spend this weekend playing away games against the Kelowna Rockets and Kamloops Blazers, hockey fans can look ahead to the festive fun that’s in store next weekend.

One of the Royals most anticipated home games of the season is taking place.

On Friday, December 16th, thousands of teddy bears will rain down on the home team after the Royals score their first goal.

The Royals annual teddy bear toss encourages hockey fans in attendance to bring new or gently used stuffed toys to toss on the ice.

All of the plush stuffed animals will be cleaned, dried and delivered to several local charities working hard to spread Christmas cheer to those in need. 

The festivities will continue on Saturday, December 17th with the Royal’s second annual Christmas Classic.

Royals’ fans are encouraged to support local businesses by wearing their ugliest Christmas sweater. At halftime, those in attendance will have the opportunity to compete for the best Ugliest Christmas Sweater. 

This holiday-themed weekend hopes to inspire those to spread Christmas cheer, with opportunities to celebrate together.

Join your Royals as they take on the visiting Tri-City Americans on Friday and Saturday, with the puck dropping at 7:05 p.m.–and bring your fuzzy friends, too.

If you’re looking to bring the family out to a game or share a night with that special person in your life, you can purchase tickets to either game on the Victoria Royals website.

Victoria Royals – Teddy Bear Toss 

  • Where: Save-On-Food Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Friday, December 16th, puck drops 7:05 p.m. 

Victoria Royals – Christmas Classic 

  • Where: Save-On-Food Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Saturday, December 17th, puck drops 6:05 p.m.

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