Theme Nights

View all of the upcoming home games with their corresponding events.

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Opening Night Education Day Game Swonder Ice Night Wizard Night Military Night Sunday Funday Sunday Funday 2 Sunday Funday 3 Hoosier Lottery / Food Drive Night Gamers Night Teddy Bear Toss A Charlie Brown Christmas Theme Night BOGO Night New Year's Eve Game Dogs Night Out Wednesday Night Hockey Faith Night Star Wars Night Hoosier Lottery First Responders Night Nickelodeon Night Specialty Beverage Night/College Night 80's Night PTO Giveback Night Pink the Rink & Heart Health Wellness Night St. Patrick's Day Game Jurassic Night Superhero Night Fan Appreciation Night
  • Opening Night

    Saturday, October 22 7:00pm Opening Night

    Your hometown hockey team returns to action at the Ford Center! We are adding glitz and glamour to our first game of the season as we scrap with the Bobcats.  Join us outside, in front of the Ford Center, starting at 4:00pm for a pre-game celebration!  There will be live music from Annabelle Whitledge and a beer garden, including $2 Bud Lights (12 oz. cans)!  $2 B4 the Puck from Bud Light returns from doors open to opening puck drop ALL SEASON LONG! Chuck-a-Puck returns for second intermission, sold that night by Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Stop by the Bolts HQ Table behind section 102 to see how you can win a jersey off the back from one of our players.

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  • Education Day Game

    Tuesday, October 25 10:00am Education Day Game

    Kids from all over the Tri-State will stop by for the ultimate school field trip day! This is always a fun trip and includes lots of educational and interactive displays from many new partners this year. This includes the National Weather Service office in Paducah, Cops Connecting with Kids, BSA Scouts, Evansville North’s Robotics TeamEvansville Vanderburgh Public Library and American Medical Response. Adults can play “hooky for hockey” as well!

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  • Swonder Ice Night

    Friday, November 4 7:00pm Swonder Ice Night

    It’s our first Friday night home game of the season! $2 B4 the Puck from Bud Light will be offered from doors open until opening puck drop. Make sure and get your Chuck-a-Pucks to launch in the second intermission for your chance to win prizes. Anyone with a paid Thunderbolts ticket receives a free ticket to Swonder Ice Arena!  There will be a POST GAME SKATE with the Aviators and our new mascot!  Some skates will be available.  Anyone wishing to skate must report to the Hospitality Room and sign a waiver.  Chuck a Pucks are being sold by EYHA!

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  • Wizard Night

    Saturday, November 5 7:00pm Wizard Night

    It’s our first ever Wizard Night! Join us and help conjure up some sorcery as we try putting a spell on the Ice Flyers! The arena will be sectioned off into four different houses. Of course, there will be the famous wizard broom sports match on the ice during the first intermission. Be on the lookout for the flying golden ball. You could win season tickets! The Thunderbolts players will be wearing Wizardly jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. Purchase your Chuck-a-Pucks from the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Don’t forget, $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light.

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  • Military Night

    Friday, November 11 7:00pm Military Night

    It our annual night to honor all military personnel, past and present. This game is proudly sponsored by National Vet Help.  Active or past military can get a special $7 ticket for the game, and they can have up to 5 guests for the same $7 ticket price! Order online at https://bit.ly/BoltsMN22 or at the Ford Center ticket office. We are working with organizations to add to this special night so watch out for updates. As always, $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light. Purchase your Chuck-a-Pucks that night from Evansville Area Jeepers.

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  • Sunday Funday

    Sunday, November 13 3:00pm Sunday Funday

    It’s our first Sunday Funday of the season! Come in for $2 Bud Light (12oz cans) and $2 hot dogs until the end of the first intermission (while supplies last).  Chuck-a-Pucks will be sold by Special Olympics.

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  • Food Drive Night

    Friday, December 2 7:00pm Hoosier Lottery / Food Drive Night

    The Thunderbolts will be teaming up with a local organization to help get food to those in need as the holidays approach! Stay tuned for full details, including special offers for our fans that help us out during this event. $1 off your ticket for each canned food you bring (Up to $7 off). Free Draw game tickets, courtesy of the Hoosier Lottery, to be given out to fans, 18 years of age or older.

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  • Gamers Night

    Saturday, December 3 7:00pm Gamers Night

    Get your game on with our first Gamers Night! Tie-Ins with some legendary video games will be part of this night. Joining us will be FIRST robotics teams from many Tri-State schools, including Evansville North, Castle, New Tech, Princeton and Washington. You won’t believe what they have created and what will be on display! Your Thunderbolts will be wearing a specialty jersey that will be auctioned off after the game. $2 B4 the Puck, as always from Bud Light.  Watch the Jumbotron during the first intermission for a special videogame competition!  Purchase your Chuck-a-Pucks from North Huskies Robotics.  Sponsored in part by Evansville Esports and Game Stop.

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  • Teddy Bear Toss

    Saturday, December 10 7:00pm Teddy Bear Toss

    Our December staple is back! Bring new or gently used stuffed animals to this game. Everyone will toss their animals on the ice after the Thunderbolts score their first goal! All animals will be collected and distributed to kids in need of a brighter holiday season. Also, the BSA Scouts are coming! Packs and Troops will have the chance to have their overnight camp in after the game. Ticket information here: https://bit.ly/BoltsBSA22. Ice cold $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light will be available.

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  • Charlie Brown Christmas Theme Night

    Saturday, December 17 7:00pm A Charlie Brown Christmas Theme Night

    Christmas is coming, and the Thunderbolts are working on a special event, just for you, and just for the holidays! Enjoy pictures with Santa, book reading of A Charlie Brown Christmas and cookies with Santa in the main entrance! The book reading will start at 6:30pm. Your Thunderbolts will be wearing a specialty jersey that will be auctioned off after the game. We will also play A Charlie Brown Christmas movie during the jersey auction for the kiddo’s!

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  • BOGO Night

    Wednesday, December 28 7:00pm BOGO Night

    We have a special offer for you this night! Purchase a ticket for this game and receive a FREE ticket to the game on Wednesday, January 11! Stay tuned for our online order form and the special code for those ordering at the Ford Center ticket windows. $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light is ready to be served.

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  • New Year’s Eve Game

    Saturday, December 31 7:00pm New Year’s Eve Game

    Evansville’s New Year’s Eve traditions includes hockey and fireworks! Our annual end of year game features both! The players will be wearing special “Tuxedo” themed jerseys. Stay after the game for the indoor fireworks display! $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light will be available.

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  • Dogs Night Out

    Saturday, January 7 7:00pm Dogs Night Out

    Bring your four-legged buddy to a hockey game! We will have furry friends in the lobby before the game available for adoption! Stick around in the first intermission for our always wild doggie races. We will have a special doggie costume contest as well. The team will be wearing specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light available.

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  • Wednesday Night Hockey - BOGO Offer

    Wednesday, January 11 7:00pm Wednesday Night Hockey

    Come out in the middle of the week for our chance to raise a little Havoc against Huntsville! $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light will be available from the time doors open until opening puck drop. If you were here for the December 28 game, don’t forget to bring your ticket for free entry!

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  • Sunday Funday 2

    Sunday, January 22 3:00pm Sunday Funday

    It is our second Sunday Funday! That means $2 Bud Light and $2 hot dogs until the end of the first intermission (while supplies last). Don’t forget to purchase your Chuck-a-Pucks and launch them in the second intermission for your chance to win prizes! Season ticket holder post game skate.

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  • Faith Night

    Friday, January 27 7:00pm Faith Night

    It’s time for our annual Faith Night, sponsored by Oakland City University! As always, OCU is offering a chance for one lucky high school Junior or Senior to walk away with a $12,000 Scholarship! Stick around, after the game, for a post-game, contemporary Christian concert, performed by Hush Harbor, presented by WAY-FM! Church and youth groups can get discounted tickets! Contact Stephen Rickard for more details or order your group tickets at https://bit.ly/BoltsFaith23.  Chuck-a-Pucks will be sold by The Isaiah 1:17 Project.

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  • Star Wars Night

    Saturday, January 28 7:00pm Star Wars Night

    It’s always one of your favorite nights, sponsored by Joe Beard and Sons! Your favorite characters will return to help guide the force for the good guys! The Thunderbolts will be wearing special Star Wars jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars star! $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light will be part of the intergalactic menu.

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  • First Responders Night

    Friday, February 3 7:00pm Hoosier Lottery / First Responders Night

    In honor of our first responders this will be their special night, sponsored by Hoosier Lottery! They can get special $7 tickets online or at the Ford Center ticket office (with ID). We are working with other organizations to help make this night a very special one. Stay tuned for further details. $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light is available. First responder personnel can have up to 5 guests for the price of $7 for each ticket.  Chuck-a-Pucks will be sold by McCutchanville Fire Department.

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  • Nickelodeon Night

    Saturday, February 4 7:00pm Nickelodeon Night

    Want to make a double dare? We double dare you to not miss this night with lots of your favorite Nickelodeon characters! The Thunderbolts will be wearing a special Nickelodeon themed jersey that will be auctioned off after the game. We welcome back the BSA Scouts as they bring their top Popcorn Sellers for their celebration night! $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light will be ready for you.

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  • Specialty Beverage Night/College Night

    Friday, February 10 7:00pm College Night

    We are working to offer Tri-State college students a special offer on tickets!  You can get $2 Bud Light (12oz. cans) until the end of the first intermission.  More details coming soon.

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  • 80s Night

    Saturday, February 25 7:00pm 80’s Night

    Blast back to the past with nostalgia! You have the chance to win some cool prizes and a costume contest. Dress in your best 80’s theme! The Thunderbolts will wear a special 80’s themed jersey that will be auctioned off after the game. If you bought upcoming Hairball tickets from the Victory Theatre, show your proof of purchase to receive a $7 discounted ticket to the game.

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  • Sunday Funday 3

    Sunday, February 26 3:00pm Sunday Funday

    It’s the last of our Sunday Funday of the season! It will be your last chance to stock up on $2 Bud Light (12oz cans) and $2 hot dogs until the end of the first intermission (while supplies last). Season ticket holder post game skate.

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  • PTO Giveback Night

    Friday, March 10 7:00pm PTO Giveback Night

    This will be our annual game where Tri-State Parent Teacher Organizations and Associations can purchase tickets to this game, and a portion of each ticket goes back to their PTO or PTA! Further details, possible sponsorships, and online order forms will be announced soon.  Chuck-a-Pucks will be sold by Toys for Tots.

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  • Pink the Rink Night

    Saturday, March 11 7:00pm Pink the Rink & Heart Health Wellness Night

    This game is our chance to honor those past and present, dealing with life challenging situations. We are working on a number of new ideas to help make this night even better! Stay tuned for details.

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  • St. Patrick's Day Game

    Thursday, March 16 7:00pm St. Patrick’s Day Game

    The luck of the Irish will be with us as we Riverdance with the Ice Bears! Plenty of details will be coming on how we will green up the joint for this game!

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  • Jurassic Night

    Saturday, March 18 7:00pm Jurassic Night

    The inflatable dinosaurs have been locked in the cage for far too long and want out! We are bringing back the dino-game with all of the fun, including specialty worn jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game! Details coming soon!

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  • Superhero Night

    Saturday, April 1 7:00pm Superhero Night

    This is no game full of jokes! It will be a game packed with your favorite superhero characters! The team will be wearing superhero jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. As always, $2 B4 the Puck Bud Light will be ready for you.  Chuck-a-Pucks will be sold by Demolition City Roller Derby.

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  • Fan Appreciation Night

    Friday, April 7 7:00pm Fan Appreciation Night

    The last regular-season game of the year is all about the celebration of our fans! We will have plenty of chances for you to win stuff! Lots of news on this event will be heading your way! All post game skate.

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