Teddy Bear Toss
Thank you fans! You made holiday dreams come true on Tuesday, December 7th, at the 26th Annual TEDDY BEAR TOSS GAME presented by Canadian Tire Jumpstart, Giving kids a sporting chance.
25 years. 164,861 donated bears.
The 25th Annual Kitchener Rangers Teddy Bear Toss took place on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 when the Rangers played host to the London Knights. Fans were encouraged to bring a new or gently used teddy bear to the game and, immediately following the Rangers’ first goal, throw their bear onto the ice surface. Bears were collected and turned over to local charitable organizations just in time for Christmas. The Kitchener Rangers partnered with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, a national charity dedicated to providing children from financially disadvantaged families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sport and physical activity.
Guidelines & Restrictions
New Bears Only
We ask that fans only toss NEW bears that are placed in a clear plastic bag.
The most asked for bears are the small to medium-large (6”-36” tall)! Giant bears are fun but are harder to rehome. Consider recipient needs when buying your bears!
Steer clear of any bears with battery packs or larger hard surfaces. The toss is meant to be enjoyable for all fans and throwing a hard object could cause injury to someone in the crowd. Fluffy and soft is the way to go!
It’s important we keep those NEW stuffies dry and clean for their future owners. You don’t want them to pick up any dirt or water on the ice or ground. All bears MUST be NEW and wrapped in clear plastic bags (available upon entry if needed).
Registration is now closed. No bears remaining.
Thank you to #RTOWN for supporting some amazing community programs!
Register yourself, your group or organization as a recipient of bears from the toss!
Please note, we have made changes to recipient pick up this season.
New this season, you will not be able to open large bags to sort and look through. You can claim as many large bags of bears as you want but must take the entire large bag with you. This will ensure bears are kept clean from their original purchase and donation point.
Pick Up Details
Changed from previous seasons – Bears are first come, first serve. Please plan accordingly.
Bears are first come, first serve. Please plan accordingly. Recipients will form a line in the main lobby of The Aud to the left side and starting under the main stairwell at our Teddy Bear Toss Table. We will have staff running out large prebagged bears.
December 7 – 10pm
Pick up will occur the night of the game. We ask that recipients arrive for 10pm collection.
December 8 – 12-noon
Alternatively, any remaining bears will be available starting at 12-noon on December 8.
Recipient Pick Up Location
All recipients picking up must enter through door 13 located by The Aud Box office that faces Ottawa Street. If inside the venue during the game, note we have a no re-entry policy in effect. We will start pick up at 10pm following the game. Minimal carts are available, please bring an extra helper to run bears to your vehicle (you may make multiple trips).
Due to Covid restrictions at the facility YOU MUST REGISTER and pass vaccination and covid check upon entry.