Checkers Public Skate at Bojangles' Coliseum Feb. 9, 2017

CRVA, Checkers to Host Public Skate Presented by News 1110, 99.3 WBT at Bojangles' Coliseum Feb. 9

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2017) –The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) and Charlotte Checkers will host a public skate at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. Public skates resurfaced last season with the Checkers' return to Bojangles’ Coliseum. A longtime tradition at this historic venue, public skates are just one of many ways the CRVA and Checkers are connecting with the local community.

“Bojangles’ Coliseum is excited to host another public skate night with the Charlotte Checkers,” said Bojangles’ Coliseum General Manager Cathy Buchhofer. “Public skates are a time-honored tradition over the coliseum’s more than 60-year history, and we’re excited to welcome the community to experience the excitement that our venue has to offer.”

The Checkers' mascot, Chubby, and the CheckMates will be in attendance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the Checkers' beloved organ player, Greazy Keys, will be performing from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 with your own skates and $8 with skate rentals (a limited number of skates are available). Parking for all attendees is free. All proceeds from the event go to the Checkers Charitable Foundation. Concessions and Checkers' merchandise will be available for purchase.

The Charlotte Checkers' regular season continues at Bojangles’ Coliseum through April 9. Season tickets are available by calling 704-342-4423 or visiting For information on other Bojangles’ events, visit

Bojangles’ Coliseum

Bojangles’ Coliseum first opened in 1955 as the largest unsupported steel dome coliseum in the nation. Since then, the multipurpose venue has hosted a wide array of concerts, sporting events, family shows and other diverse entertainment events. The celebrated facility has been known by many names: Charlotte Coliseum, Independence Arena, Cricket Arena and currently Bojangles’ Coliseum. For more information, visit

About the Checkers Charitable Foundation

The Checkers Charitable Foundation is a 501C3 that exists to assist in the funding of non-profits in the Carolinas that focus on promoting the health, character, education and success of children and adolescents. Thanks to donations and funds received from special events and other initiatives, the Checkers have raised more than $3.7 million since 2006 and have won the American Hockey League’s Excellence in Community Service award three times since 2011.