The first Canadian NHL arena (and second NHL arena) we checked off our bucket list…
October 23rd, 2015
We hopped on a flight to Calgary, Canada.
We got on a flight a day earlier than we planned…
I have this…tradition shall I say, to email each NHL Arenas Season Ticket Holder staff before we make our journey to their arena.
THE CALGARY FLAMES RESPONDED!
& let me tell you…their hospitality was out of this world.
We got an email about a month before our trip and they asked when we were flying in. Reason being?
They wanted to invite us into the Scotiabank Saddledome and take us on a tour.
Allow us to watch The Calgary Flames & The Detroit Red Wings practice skate.
Our flight was actually for the day of the game, October 24th, 2015. But, we bit the bullet and paid the ransom for this
O N C E IN A L I F E T I M E OPPORTUNITY.
Manager, Customer Service and Retention, Matt Kane brought us into the arena, gave us a tour of the ENTIRE Saddledome and I even got to see MIKE GREEN doing some stretches by the locker rooms.
IT. WAS. EPIC.
We were treated so well by the Flames organization and it’s a memory that my dad and I will NEVER forget.
That’s the magical thing about hockey, and one of the many reasons I love it – togetherness.
Matt didn’t care that we had our Red Wings gear on or that we were from Detroit.
He saw 2 fans of the game and gave them an
experience that they will remember forever.
Flash forward a few hours and we were buzzing around Calgary!
Our first stop was the Calgary Tower; a 626 foot, free-standing observation tower in downtown Calgary with a restaurant at the top.
Dad and I got a little dizzy (because the restaurant moved in a circle…or maybe it was the cider LOL) but we got to see spectacular views of Calgary 600+ feet high.
G A M E D A Y!
October 24th, 2015
Dad and I had a BLAST.
Matt joined us during one of the period breaks and introduced us to the
Which is just a fancy version of a Bloody Mary…and 100X more delicious…
The Red Wings lose to Calgary by a 2-3 score.
Calgary marked the 2nd NHL Arena (Tampa Bay Lightening being the first) on our bucket list of attending Red Wings games at different NHL Arenas.
Next stop? Vancouver!