Looking for an exciting, family-friendly night out? The Indianapolis Fuel is Indy’s own hockey team and home games are a blast for the whole family. Your kids will love heading to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for an action-packed evening of fun. Keep reading to learn how the Indy Fuel creates amazing and memorable hockey experiences for families.
Action-Packed Games with the Fuel
Hockey is a great sport to watch live, as it’s full of constant action and excitement. Even my 4-year-old will sit through all three periods of a hockey game and stay engaged. The Indy Fuel offers so many fun things for kids to do before, during, and after the game. Every game features kid-favorite foods at the concession stands. Nitro the Dragon is hilarious and interacts with the kids during the game. You will even find him climbing the stairs throughout the stadium to visit and say hello to the littlest Fuel fans.
Nitro’s Kids Club is a Great Deal
One of the best things about the Indy Fuel games is their affordability. They offer a variety of specials and promotions on concessions throughout the season, as well as affordable tickets. Nitro’s Kids Club is the best way for children ages 12 and under to enjoy the season and the additional fun that is available. Membership is only $25, and it includes one ticket to every Sunday home game, a birthday card signed by Nitro, 10% off merchandise at The Garage, and a photo on the ice after the last Sunday home game. Your child will also have opportunities for special game day experiences and invitations to exclusive events with the coaches and players. Did I mention you get all of this for only $25? What an amazing deal!
Kids Eat Free on Family Fun Days
Each Sunday home game is Family Fun Day. This includes a different kid-friendly theme, plus kids eat free! Pirates and Princesses, Pajama Party, and Tooth Fairy Appreciation Night are just a few examples of what you can expect when you take your kids to cheer on the Fuel. Don’t forget, with a Nitro Kids Club membership, you will get free admission and free food for each of your kiddos at these Sunday games! The Indy Fuel loves families, and they show that through many opportunities for family fun each season.
Parking is conveniently located around the Coliseum at the fairgrounds. The cost is $10 per vehicle. You’ll find that despite the crowds, exiting the game is always quick and convenient. Traffic flows well, and thankfully, I have never been stuck in a big mess trying to get home.
The 2022-2023 season schedule is available now! Below is a list of promotional nights this season, with Fuel games featuring special events for kids and families.
2022-23 Fuel Promotional Nights
Fuel Home Opener
Friday, October 21
Come cheer on your favorite hockey team while enjoying $3 beverages, $1 hot dogs, and $7 special t-shirts while supplies last.
Military Appreciation Night
Friday, November 4
Throughout the night, tributes will be made to different military personnel, and the Indiana Army National Guard will be out on the plaza with military vehicles and a rock climbing wall!
USAC Racing Night
Saturday, November 5
Check out real race cars and bid on the players’ Racers jerseys live after the game.
Princesses and Pirates
Sunday, November 20
Kids eat free! Dressing up to match the theme is encouraged for a magical afternoon of fun. If you are part of the Nitro Kids Club, you will get free admission for your child!
Friday, November 25
Grab a flashlight, because there’s going to be a blackout at the coliseum. The first 1500 fans will get a free Fuel Blackout shirt. Wear black and cheer on the Fuel as they take on the Iowa Heartlanders.
Saturday, November 26
Join the Fuel and special guests from Marvel for an action-packed night of fun. The Fuel players will be wearing special Black Panther jerseys, and fans will have the opportunity to bid on them LIVE directly after the game.
Friday, December 9
Fans can meet Santa and his reindeer, and purchase hand-painted ornaments made by the players. Proceeds from these sales will benefit pediatric patients in the Community Health Network.
Annual Teddy Bear Toss
Saturday, December 17
Bring a new furry friend and get ready for a fun night. When the Fuel scores their first goal, toss your teddy onto the rink! All of these stuffed animals will be collected and donated to the WRTV Toy Drive benefitting children around Indianapolis this holiday season.
Scooby Doo Night
Friday, December 30
Scooby night is a great time to bring the kiddos. The players will be dressed in special Scooby Doo jerseys, and you will have the chance to purchase one LIVE immediately after the game in a special auction.
Star Wars Night
Saturday, January 14
Meet your favorite Star Wars characters, and watch the Fuel battle the Dark Side as they take on the Kalamazoo Wings.
Kids Club Takeover
Saturday, January 22
Kids enrolled in Nitros Kids Club get to help the emcee, the PA announcer, and take over various game day jobs! Come hungry, because the kids still eat free. Stick around after the game for free public ice skating with the Fuel players.
Sunday, February 5
Wear your favorite pajamas and support a cause that helps pediatric cancer patients and their families. Kids eat free at all Sunday home games, so come hungry and ready for some fun!
Saturday, March 11
Get ready for a magical evening with some of your favorite wizard characters, and watch the Fuel battle it out against the Toledo Walleye!
Tooth Fairy Appreciation Night
Sunday, March 25
Kids eat free, and the Fuel’s special theme pays tribute to all of those hockey smiles that keep the Tooth Fairy in business.
Final Family Fun Sunday
Sunday, April 2
Kids eat free, and there will be lots of family fun to be had with Nitro for the parents and kids alike!
Pucks and Paws
Saturday, April 8
Bring your four-legged friend with you to the Indiana Coliseum, and receive a special giveaway for the Goodest Doggo! This game is sure to be Fur-Tastic as we watch the Fuel take on the Iowa Heartlanders.
The Indy Fuel provides high-quality, affordable family sports experiences that will make you a hockey fan before the first period is over. If you are looking for a high-energy, thrilling outing with your kids, look no further! Come for the fun, and keep coming back to cheer on the talented members of the Indy Fuel.
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