The Coachella Valley Firebirds (@Firebirds), proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken), are hosting their inaugural Pride Weekend this Saturday, January  7th and Sunday, January 8th presented by McDonald’s. Puck drop for Saturday night is scheduled for 6pm while Sunday’s contest will begin at 3pm.

The Firebirds will don special Pride jerseys for both games that will be available for an online auction using the DASH Auction app. Proceeds from the online jersey auction will benefit youth LGBTQ+ organizations in the Coachella Valley.

The weekend will also feature in-game Pride elements with support from female and male impersonators, educational messaging, and LGBTQ+ puck drop ambassadors Asher Bisgaard of Palm Springs Pride (Sat) and KESQ News Channel 3 anchor Peter Daut (Sun).

Asher is the youngest volunteer for Palm Springs Pride 2022. They volunteered with their mom in entertainment/hospitality during the recent Palm Springs Pride Festival and they marched in the parade with their school Gay-Straight Alliance club in 2021 and 2022. 

Peter Daut is a multi-Emmy-Award-winning journalist, who currently anchors the 4 and 6:30 p.m. newscasts for KESQ News Channel 3.  As a member of the station’s I-Team, he has investigated numerous issues affecting the Coachella Valley and frequently contributes in-depth reports on a wide range of topics. He received the 2022 California Golden Quill Award for outstanding education reporting. 

The weekend will also include fan giveaways featuring Pride-themed Firebirds flag on Saturday and Pride-themed Firebirds sticker on Sunday. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pride Fest on the Plaza will take place both days starting two hours prior to puck drop. Events including live music from KGAY DJs Galaxy on Saturday and ModGirl on Sunday along with a festive photo ops, food and drink specials in the Acrisure Arena Beer Garden, vendor booths and more.

Individual game tickets are now on sale for all Firebirds home games for the 2022-2023 season and start at just $19!  Additional ticket options for Pride weekend include group tickets for 10 ore more starting at $18 and the Firebirds Flex Plan starting at $20 featuring six or 12 tickets that can be used for any home game during the 2022-2023 season at Acrisure Arena.

Full Season, partial plans, and group tickets are also on sale for the Firebirds’ inaugural season. For more information and to purchase your ticket plan, please visit www.cvfirebirds.com or call 760-835-8778. View the team’s full game and promotional schedule, including theme night events at www.cvfirebirds.com/schedule

Full Season, partial plans, and group tickets are also on sale for the Firebirds’ inaugural season. For more information and to purchase your ticket plan, please visit www.cvfirebirds.com or call 760-835-8778. View the team’s full game and promotional schedule, including theme night events at www.cvfirebirds.com/schedule