There may be no hockey but there still will be a Caniac Carnival.
The 13th annual Caniac Carnival will be held Sunday at PNC Arena from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s Carnival will feature activities inside and outside of the arena, and parking and admission to the event are free and open to the public.
Outside of the arena will inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a toddler zone, sports area, live music and appearances by Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad. Inside the arena, fans can play street hockey on the arena floor, take pictures on the team bench, in the penalty box or with the Olympia ice resurfacer.
Stormy will sign autographs from 11 a.m. until noon, and 1-2 p.m. on the main concourse outside of Section 124, and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad will sign autographs and take pictures from noon until 2 p.m. at the same location.
Beginning at 9 a.m., fans can sign up for the Crazy Caniac Challenge IV, which will consist of running a lap around the outside of PNC Arena, eating two hot dogs, drinking a 12-ounce Pepsi product and then completing a final lap. The race will begin at 10 a.m., and all proceeds from the $15 entry fee will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
During the Carnival, the Hurricanes will be hosting a blood drive to benefit the Rex Blood Services community blood bank. The Rex Blood Services bloodmobile will be on site from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.