Cheer on Your Calgary Flames
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Written by: Kelsey Woods
With playoffs fast approaching, it’s time to support your favourite hockey team. There’s nothing better than being right in the action, with the smell of beer and popcorn filling the Saddledome as you cheer on the Calgary Flames with hundreds of other screaming fans. Depending on what seats you like, going to hockey games rather than watching them at home can get expensive. However, there are tons of local events and businesses around the city who want to help you be part of the C of Red. Check out some of these game options below, ranging from affordable prices to deluxe viewing packages. Whether you’re going as a a family, a couple, a group of friends or an individual, there’s something here for everyone!
Watch Calgary battle the NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, on March 10 at the Saddledome, with $10 from every ticket purchased going to Closer to Home Community Services. This charitable organization delivers a variety of programs to vulnerable children and their families in the Calgary and Airdrie region such as early intervention services, in-home parenting support, family reunification and domestic violence aid. Enjoy the game and support your neighbours in need at the same time!
Don’t be fooled by the name - they really do sell hockey tickets! With three locations in Calgary, Golf Town has purchased a section of exclusive seats available for you from $36-$48/ticket. Click on the link above to see which location is closest for you to pick up your tickets! Maximum four tickets per customer per game.
Head to the Dome before the game starts for happy hour with pre-game food and drink specials. Discounted prices start 1.5 hours before the game starts and run until 30 minutes before game time. Grab your buddies and head down early, because these are prices you won’t want to miss!
Let your favourite grocery store treat you to their VIP seats. Co-op releases tickets for the next month of games on the 10th day of every month for members and to the public on the following day. Tickets range from $50-60/ticket, so call ahead to make sure there are still tickets available for your desired game!
Pizza + Hockey = Great Deal
Sure Boston Pizza has great food and drink, but what about when you pair it with a hockey game ticket and a bus ride to and from the game for only $40?! Now that’s a good deal. Call participating Boston Pizza’s to inquire about their game day opportunities.
I’m sure we’ve all seen Curtis Lazar post about his adorable French bulldogs or browsed Johnny Gaudreu’s Instagram page created solely for his Golden Doodle, Bailey. Needless to say, we know that dogs are close to these players’ hearts. You have two upcoming opportunities to attend games where $5 of every ticket purchased will go back to Pawsitive Match, a local rescue foundation helping dogs find their forever homes. The first game is this following holiday Monday, so grab your tickets now!
Perhaps you want deluxe seats for a friend’s birthday gift, anniversary surprise or you simply want to treat yourself. Check out these executive seats, premiums lounges, centre-ice spots and back-stage experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. No, they won’t be cheap but the view won’t compare to anything you’ve seen before!
When it doubt, Ticketmaster always has your back. Search any game on here and you’re bound to find tickets a month, a day, even an hour, ahead of time. Not sure which game to attend? Don’t miss your chance to see Alberta rivals battle it out at the Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers game this April, guaranteed to be a tight match!
Choose a day and purchase your tickets now to experience a Calgary Flames game in the heat of the moment.
Go Flames Go!
Kelsey Woods is the Content & Editorial Manager for Best of Calgary.