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National Wolf Awareness Week

Welcome to the Chicago Wolves National Wolf Awareness Week (Oct. 19-23)! We’ve got some great activities planned for the week. We’re also hoping to increase awareness about wolves in the wild as well as our Wolves on ice. Check out the schedule of events, get creative, brush up on your wolf and Wolves knowledge, and most of all have fun with us!

Please note: Two of the events — Wolves Trivia and Paint Like a Wolf — are limited in the number of participants. Each of these free events will be on a first-registered, first-served basis.

Schedule of the Week’s events:

Date Event Description
Monday, Oct. 19 Dress Like a Wolf Day Dress in either Chicago Wolves gear or as a wolf/werewolf. Show off on social media and tag us with #ChicagoWolves.
Tuesday, Oct. 20 Wolves Trivia via Kahoot: 7:30 p.m.

Think you know your Chicago Wolves and actual wolves?  Put your knowledge to the test with our trivia contest, play against other fans and share awareness of this great predator!

*Requires registration as there are only 45 slots available. Prizes for Gold, Silver & Bronze. Requires Zoom access on your computer/tablet and requires free Kahoot App.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Paint Like A Wolf Zoom instruction for a spooky wolf painting just in time for Halloween. Supplies are responsibility of the participant. List will be emailed to participants.
Thursday, Oct. 22 Howl Challenge Give us your best hearty howl and film it using TikTok. Share on social media and tag us with #ChicagoWolves.
Friday, Oct. 23 Art Gallery
Submit photo
Put your talents to the test and create a poster either for wolf awareness or the Chicago Wolves! Submit an image of you and your creation prior to Oct. 23 to be featured in the gallery.
Mon.–Fri. at 10 a.m. Find Skates
Where in the world is Skates? Watch our social media channels daily to see where Skates turns up each day.



  • Wolves have a complex communication system ranging from barks and whines to growls and howls.
  • Wolves howl to contact separated members of their group, to rally the group before hunting or to warn rival wolf packs to keep away.
  • Wolves are the largest member of the dog family.
  • Wolves live, travel and hunt in packs of 7 to 12 animals on average.
  • Wolf packs include the mother and father wolves (called the alphas), their pups and older offspring.
  • Baby wolves are known as pups or puppies. The pups are born in a den usually between March & May.
  • A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth and change to yellow around eight months old.
  • The alpha female and alpha male wolves of a pack usually mate for life.
  • The average life span of a wolf in the wild is from 6 to 13 years.
  • Wolves can run up to 35 miles per hour for short periods of time.
  • Wolves can roam up to 125 miles in a given day to look for food.
  • There are 42 teeth in the mouth of a full-grown wolf.
  • Pack Territory Size can be 25 to 150 square miles in Minnesota or 300 to 1000 miles in Alaska and Canada.
  • Threats: loss of habitat due to destruction, development and encroachment by humans; persecution by humans.
  • The gray (or grey wolf) is also known as the Timber Wolf in North America.
  • Wolves are found in Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.


  • The Chicago Wolves have won four league championships, seven conference crowns and 10 division titles.
    Of the 647 players who suited up for the Wolves during our first 26 seasons, 376 of them also have played in the NHL. That’s 58.1 percent!
  • The Wolves have retired two jersey numbers: goaltender Wendell Young (No. 1) and forward Steve Maltais (No. 11).
  • Several Wolves can launch slap shots that are faster than 90 miles per hour.
  • Most Wolves can skate faster than 20 miles per hour.
  • The average Wolves player skates five miles per game.Over the years, Wolves rosters have featured players from 21 countries, 26 American states and 10 Canadian provinces.

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