CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Monsters are roaring back to the ice fresh off their monstrous Calder Cup championship victory earlier this year.

Opening weekend begins Friday at Quicken Loans Arena with a slew of festivities.

Among the highlights? All fans Friday can take their photo with the Calder Cup at a photo booth location in section 108 between 6-6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. through the end of 2nd intermission. The photo booth will be available from the time doors open until the end of the 2nd intermission.

  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • The first 10,000 fans will get a replica Calder Cup championship banner.
  • Warm-ups start on the ice at 6:30 p.m.
  • Pregame ceremony starts at 7 p.m.
  • New Calder Cup championship flag will be flying outside the arena at the corner of Huron and Ontario.
  • The team will unleash their all-new white primary uniforms.
  • Section 133 offers free face paint, free hair paint and Calder Cup championship tattoos.
  • Bid on game-used jerseys in section 128 to raise money for the Monsters Community Fund.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians are hosting the Toronto Blue Jays next door at Progressive Field for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. First pitch is slated for 8:08 p.m.