This Saturday night, it's time for the biggest teddy bear toss in all of Colorado. What exactly is a Teddy Bear Toss? Besides an epic night of fun, here's everything else you need to know.

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What Is A Hockey Teddy Bear Toss?

Big Rob TSM
Big Rob TSM

In case you're asking yourself what exactly a Teddy Bear Toss is, let's start there. The very first teddy bear toss happened back in 1993 so we're more than three decades of this awesome sports game tradition. How does it work?

Fans are encouraged to bring in teddy bears, or any stuffed animal, to the Teddy Bear Toss game. Once the home team scores their first goal, you let the Bears fly onto the ice. Yes, besides a hat trick, this is the only other occasion where throwing things onto the ice won't land you in trouble, and this is way more fun!

The Colorado Eagles, who are the AHL Affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, began this fantastic holiday tradition 11 seasons ago, and each year it gets bigger and bigger. Here's a video to show you exactly what to expect!

This year's Teddy Bear Toss is this Saturday, December 9th, at the Blue Arena in Loveland. If you've already got your tickets, get those bears and other stuffed animals ready to throw out onto the ice. Bears will then be collected by local Townsquare Media NoCo staff, loaded into trucks by Pedersen Toyota, and distributed to youth around Northern Colorado thanks to our friends at Realities for Children.

Big Rob TSM
Big Rob TSM

It's a tradition not to be missed, so we'll see you this Saturday night at the Blue Arena for the 11th annual Teddy Bear Toss. Go Eagles!

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