The event was a good idea but a total waste of time. It took me longer to get there then the actual practic. If that is what a real practice consists of it answers a lot of questions why the team is playing as bad as they are. They had a long time between games there is no reason why they couldn't practic a little harder. Go thru more of what a practic is. Plus they could have made a lot of kids dreams by handing out sticks, pucks and autographs. Only a handful of players did. Like I said, it was a good idea but poorly done. Probably good for city since most families went out and ate after the skate around, um I mean, practice.
Wrong time for the event
My husband and i were very excited for the event. we get there at about 12pm thinking we were early. to our disappointment we were late and it was over by the time we sat down. The tickets said 12:30 start and it was over at 1230. Mind you it was free but i feel bad for the people who were behind me walking into the arena. From what i heard it started at 11:30. meh
Flyers Open practice was a great time.
It was great, the players interacted with the fans as if it was a game. Even though they were practicing, they acknowledged the kids and gave away pucks and some of the players gave away their sticks. I did not go with any kids, but I definitely would take kids to the event in the future. I would recommend the event to everyone.
Aside from the fact it took us longer to drive to the event than the actual event lasted, it was an excellent experience!
Philadelphia Flyers practice
Had fun at the practice the Flyers sure know how to be fan friendly. They had almost 5000 fans for a practice. The devils farm team would love to have that kind of crowd for their games. It just goes to show this is Flyers territory not Devils. We are to far away to go to Devil games 2 and a half hour drive. On a school night with kids no way. The Flyers games are much closer. Plus the Flyers are much more fan friendly. Go Flyers !