Our Experience at Scotiabank Saddledome

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.


& 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


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.


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

Caesar Cocktail

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!

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