If you’ve ever been to a Teddy Bear Toss, you know that half the fun is selecting a bear (or other stuffed animal) to throw, and the other half of the fun is attempting to actually toss it over the glass onto the ice! I’ve gone to many hockey games with and without kids and hands down, the most popular family-fun events are the theme nights– specifically, the Teddy Bear Toss. This event occurs during December and encourages fans to bring an unwrapped teddy bear or stuffed animal to donate to charity by way of tossing it onto the ice and being scooped up by the players. When to toss the teddy bear varies between leagues and teams; some do one big throw after the second period, while others encourage fans to throw the teddy bears when the home team scores their first goal.

Here are some Teddy Bear Toss events happening around Metro Vancouver this holiday season:


Abbotsford Canucks

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Abbotsford Centre
Address: 33800 King Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: www.abbotsfordcanucks.ca


Vancouver Giants

Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Langley Events Centre
Address: 7888 200 St, Langley

BCHL Junior A League:

Coquitlam Express

Date: December 8, 2023
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre
Address: 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam
Tickets: www.coquitlamexpress.ca

Langley Rivermen

Date: December 15, 2023
Time: 7:15pm
Location: George Preston Recreation Centre
Address: 20699 42 Ave., Langley Township
Tickets: https://www.langleyrivermen.com/