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Game Plan For Winter Fun: Toledo Walleye Hockey

Toledo Walleye hockey is back...along with the return of Winterfest! Fins up and get ready for a good time!

Ready for the return of action on the ice? As the Toledo Walleye prepare to take to the ice this fall, they are kicking off their new Back At Full Strength campaign. It marks the beginning of a new chapter and means more than just the return to the ice. Learn all about the new campaign and order your very own Back At Full Strength t-shirt here.

The Toledo Walleye kick-off their home opener on Nov. 6, 2021 versus the Kalamazoo Wings and there are plenty of celebrations planned the entire season to appeal to families and hockey fans of all ages. Can’t wait until November? Then get your tickets now to the pre-season game against the Wings on October 16 with your first chance to see the Walleye in action in over 600 days. Fins up and get ready to party!

Season Highlights

  • Saturday, November 6 | Opening Night
  • Sunday, November 7 | Rivalry Game vs. Fort Wayne (defending ECHL Champions)
  • Saturday, December 4 | Elf Night
  • Sunday, December 5 | Super Spike Holiday Ornament Giveaway
  • Sunday, December 26 | Winterfest Outdoor Game
  • Friday, December 31 | Winterfest Outdoor Game
  • Friday, January 21 | Josh Kestner MVP Bobblehead Gvieaway
  • Friday, February 25 | Marvel Super Hero Night
  • Friday, March 11 | Billy Christopoulos Bobblehead Night

The 2021-22 Walleye promotional schedule is subject to change. Stay tuned for updates, announcements and more additions at

Check out the entire 2021-22 schedule here.

Winterfest Makes its Return with Outdoor Hockey, Skating and More

This December – for the first time in seven years – outdoor hockey returns to Fifth Third Field! Winterfest 2021, presented by ProMedica, will host family-oriented events and activities including youth, high school and adult hockey games, college hockey, community open skating and more.

The Walleye will play two outdoor games at Fifth Third Field on Sunday, December 26 and Friday, December 31. During the first Winterfest, both games sold out so make sure to guarantee your tickets now.

Sunday, December 26 vs. Kalamazoo Wings | 6 p.m.

Friday, December 31 vs. Indy Fuel | 6 p.m.

Read on to learn more about all of the great events happening during Winterfest. 

Read on to learn more about all of the great events happening during Winterfest. 

  • Winterfest Alumni Game - Toledo and Detroit: Two cities with rich hockey traditions. Celebrate hockey history as Toledo legends take on Red Wings alumni during the Toledo Hockey Alumni Game on Thursday, December 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Open Skate - You can skate on the Marathon Outdoor Rink at Fifth Third Field during open skate sessions available throughout the Winterfest event.
  • Toledo Hockey Wall of Fame Induction - The Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame Committee will introduce the 2021 class during Walleye Winterfest on Wednesday, December 29 at the brand-new KeyBank Discovery Theater at Imagination Station.
  • Winterfest College Hockey - Winterfest 2021 welcomes the return of Adrian College with back-to-back Division III NCAA hockey games featuring both the men and women teams playing on the Marathon Outdoor Rink on January 2, 2022.
  • Play on the Winterfest Ice - Earn ice time for your hockey team, broomball team, or figure skating club on the Marathon Outdoor Rink at Fifth Third Field during Winterfest, -- and raise money for your group -- by selling Walleye tickets.
  • Youth Hockey Tournament - This premier Tier II youth hockey tournament will take place from December 17 through December 19. Teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of four games, including at least one on the outdoor rink at Fifth Third Field.

Sign up HERE to receive the latest Winterfest information.

Tickets for Winterfest are on sale now; tickets purchased for last year's canceled fest will be honored. Single game ticket packages start at $25. A complete list of ticketing options can be found here.

Winterfest 2021, presented by ProMedica will be here before you know it. Don’t miss out…get your tickets today!