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Roughnecks Set to Open 2012 Training Camp

November 22, 2012 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) Calgary Roughnecks

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Roughnecks are set to open their 2012 training camp starting Saturday, December 1 at Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, in Airdrie, AB, with the first on-floor session scheduled for 8 p.m. Players and coaches will be available to the media from 12-12:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Due to limited seating availability at the practice facility, all on-floor sessions over the four-weekend training camp will be closed to the public. For an opportunity to meet the 2013 Calgary Roughnecks and members of the Drill Crew, fans are encouraged to attend the second annual Roughnecks Fan Fest on Sunday, January 13 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This family-friendly event will feature a lacrosse skills zone, face painters, games and prizing as well as autograph and photo opportunities with the players. Further details will be released closer to the event.

Calgary will play one pre-season game along with hosting a scrimmage in preparation for the start of the 2013 season. The exhibition match-up will see the Roughnecks battle the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, December 8 at the Langley Events Centre, 7888 - 200 Street, in Langley, B.C. Tickets for the pre-season contest are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. During the third weekend of camp, the Roughnecks will play a scrimmage against the Edmonton Rush on Sunday, Dec. 16, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Genesis Place.

The Roughnecks open the 2013 regular season at home on Saturday, January 12 when Calgary hosts the Toronto Rock. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome. For pricing and season ticket information, call customer service at 403-777-4646 or visit www.calgaryroughnecks.com.

2012 Roughnecks Training Camp and Pre-Season Schedule

Saturday, December 1

8:00 - 10:00 p.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie, AB

Sunday, December 2

9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie, AB

1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie, AB

Friday, December 7

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Training Session, Langley Events Centre, 7888 - 200 St., Langley, B.C.

Saturday, December 8

7:00 - 10:00 p.m., Exhibition Game vs. Colorado Mammoth, Langley Events Centre, 7888 - 200 St., Langley, B.C.

Saturday, December 15

9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie

2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie

Sunday, December 16

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Scrimmage vs. Edmonton Rush, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie, AB

Friday, December 21

8:00 - 10:00 p.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie, AB

Saturday, December 22

9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie, AB

4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Training Session, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE, Airdrie, AB

Note: Training session times are subject to change.

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