Thunderbirds Free Agent Camp

The Carolina Thunderbirds have announced they will be holding an open tryout/Free Agent camp beginning on Wednesday Oct. 18th at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex, located at 414 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. The camp will feature an ice session on Wednesday (7PM); two ice sessions on Thursday (11AM & 7PM), and one on Friday morning at 11AM. Immediately following the Friday morning skate, the coaching staff will select 28 players and 4 goaltenders to advance.

The advancing skaters will continue with ice on Friday Oct. 20th at 7PM, Saturday Oct. 21st at 12PM and 7PM. Saturday night will feature an inter squad game.

Players who are interested must sign up for the camp and the cost of the camp is $95. All players must report to the arena by 4:00 pm on the 18th. We have arranged a rate at our host hotel the Winston-Salem Hotel & Spa for just $70 a night. Several meals will also be provided during the camp. The camp is limited and players are encouraged to sign up early by contacting Director of Hockey Operations Andre Niec at Any player attending camp must also provide proof of insurance. 

Free Agent Camp (1st Round) Wednesday Oct. 18th – Friday Oct. 20th

Training Camp – Friday Oct. 20th – Saturday Oct. 21st

Tryout Information –

Hotel Information-   Att: Howard Venable

The Carolina Thunderbirds begin their 1st season of competition in the eight year old Federal Hockey League. The Thunderbirds 1st regular season game is Friday Oct. 27th in Danville, IL and their 1st home game is Friday. November 3rd at 7:35 PM. Tickets are available for all home games at