Hockeytown Winter Festival goalie helmets, pole banners on sale


DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings fans now have the opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of Hockeytown history.

The team is selling five custom-painted goalie helmets and 12 uniquely-designed pole banners to commemorate this year's Hockeytown Winter Festival.

Fans can view and purchase the goalie helmets and banners through the Red Wings official online catalog.

All five professional goalie helmets were hand-painted by artist David Arrigo and showcase designs relating to the Hockeytown Winter Festival.

In addition to custom paint jobs, several of the helmets feature autographs by players who skated in the Alumni Showdown, including Chris Chelios, Dino Ciccarelli, Mark Howe, Nick Lidstrom and Ted Lindsay.

"I used a lot of images of the alumni players, the Winter Classic jerseys and an overall winter theme to capture a classic hockey feel on the helmets," said Arrigo. "As I was painting, it was exciting to meet the fans and have them stop by to see the helmets as they progressed. I'm very happy with the final designs and honored to have been a part of such a great event."

The double-sided pole banners measure 2 feet by 5 feet and feature 12 different styles, ranging from Red Wings and Maple Leafs logos to photos of players who competed in the Alumni Showdown.


Available player banners include Red Wings greats Gordie Howe, Nick Lidstrom, Chris Osgood and Chris Chelios. Toronto Maple Leafs banners are also for sale, featuring Mats Sundin, Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker and Curtis Joseph. A total of 148 banners are for sale.

The Hockeytown Winter Festival featured a two-week outdoor celebration for hockey fans of all ages and was highlighted by a star-studded Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown at Comerica Park. More than 175,000 hockey fans showed up in downtown Detroit to celebrate the game at all levels.

Orders can be placed by calling 1-800-WINGS-25 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by faxing a completed order form to 313-471-3002.