I can’t believe we had never been to a Toronto Marlies game before last weekend!
Our son pretty much loves every sport under the sun, but lately he has been focusing on skating lessons and is starting to get interested in hockey.
This past weekend we took him to his first ever hockey game. It was pretty exciting that his first was at the Air Canada Centre with great seats for the Toronto Marlies game.
Before the game there were some fun activities for the kids because on this particular afternoon it was the Marlies Holiday Bash and Teddy Bear Toss. The Holiday Bash was presented by Carter’s | Oshkosh, and this game was special because every person who brought a teddy bear would receive a free ticket to a future Marlies game, and the first time the Marlies scored everyone would throw them on the ice so they could be collected for charity.
Santa was also there to visit with the kids (and there were quite a few adults in line!), there was a candy cane toss, holiday music playing, a present toss (with t-shirts inside), and a holiday performance by the Marlies Dance Crew.
Our son may think this sort of fanfare comes with every hockey game – he has no idea this was a special event! Luckily he loved the hockey game and that was enough to keep him happy.
Plus we were so excited to see Bernier in net! So many people at the game had Bernier jerseys on, and he played an amazing game. They won 9-0 so he had a shut out, and the Marlies dominated the game.
Our son was so excited to sit in this huge arena and get ready for the game. It must have been pretty exciting for him to see lights dim, and then for the game to start.
We had a great time at the game, and if you are looking for an awesome gift idea, I think Marlies tickets would be pretty fabulous!
sparkleshinylove readers can buy discounted tickets to the Marlies Boxing Day Classic at a link I am providing below, plus I am giving away 4 tickets to the Boxing Day Classic as well below.
Regular priced Marlies Tickets start at $41, $37, $33 or $26, but using my ticket link and promo code you can receive tickets for $29, $26, $24 or $17!
Click here to purchase discounted tickets, and enter the promo code: FamilyMarlies
Tickets are available for the December 26th (Boxing Day Classic at the ACC), and also for December 27th, 31st, January 2nd, and January 3rd.
You also have the opportunity to win 4 tickets to the Marlies Boxing Day Classic on December 26th below! Click on the Rafflecopter link to enter. The contest ends on Wednesday, December 18th, 2015 at 9:00am and the winner will be announced shortly after the contest ends. This contest is open to Canadian residents only. Good luck to everyone who enters!