Saturday night sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants take on the Sheffield Steelers, face-off 7pm at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The Giants will then travel to England on Sunday for an Elite League clash against the Manchester Storm.
Here are your 7 reasons to get to Saturday’s big game…
1) The Long Wait Is Over
The last Belfast Giants home game was a 3-2 win over the Cardiff Devils on Saturday 12th November. That means that by the time the puck drops on Saturday it will pretty much have been one month since Giants hockey was in town. Get your hockey fix this Saturday at The SSE Arena!
2) Teddy Bear Toss
One of our favourite night’s of the year – Saturday night’s game is the annual Giants Teddy Bear Toss and the way it works is simple! Bring a brand new stuffed toy and please make sure you wrap it in a clear plastic bag for hygiene purposes. When the Giants score their first goal, you throw the stuffed toy onto the ice along with a few thousand other toys!
The Giants players will deliver the toys to children at various hospitals throughout Belfast as well as to the Cash for Kids/Cool FM Mission Christmas appeal.
3) Bring On The Champions
Saturday night’s opponents, the Sheffield Steelers, are back-to-back Elite League champions following their title wins in 2014/15 and 2015/16. If that does not make Saturday’s game big enough, then take a look at the standings – a win would see the Giants overtake Sheffield and move into second place. Bring on the Steelers!
4) GIANT Prizes On Offer
At Saturday’s game – you could win some fantastic prizes with our 50/50, Shirt Off The Back and Chuck-A-Puck competitions!
50/50: You can win a GIANT cash prize this Saturday & last game, we gave away £1,104 to the winner. Tickets for 50/50 are £1 each, 5 for £3, 10 for £5, 30 for £10 and on sale throughout the Arena’s concourse. And remember – the more you buy, the more GIANT the prize!
Shirt Off The Back: Win your very own Belfast Giants game worn jersey! The winner gets presented with their very own game worn jersey..literally from the back of the Giants player! Even better – if you win, you will get to choose the player’s jersey that you want to take home. Our Shirt off the Back raffle tickets are on sale throughout the Arena from 6pm when the doors open on Saturday for £1 each, 5 for £3, 10 for £5 or 30 for £10. Good Luck!
Chuck-A-Puck: Chuck your (foam!) pucks onto the ice during the intermission right after the second period and the closest three pucks to centre-ice will win! With a first prize of a trip for two to Scotland thanks to Stena Line, second prize of a Giants jersey signed by the team and third prize of a family pass (2 Adults & 2 Kids) to a home game of your choice! Chuck-A-Pucks will be on sale all night for £1 each.
5) USA Sports Are In Town
Our friends from USAsports will be with us on ‘The Bridge’ in the Main Arena from doors open at 6pm, until the end of the 2nd period break, with their specialist NHL Pop Up Shop! USA sports will be bringing a new range of 100% genuine and authentic NHL CCM and Reebok merchandise including Jerseys, Hoods, T-Shirts, Caps, Knits and much more.
6. Boojum Dance Cam
With no ice-hockey in Belfast for almost one month that also means you have been starved of game night action! Boojum Dance Cam will return on Saturday night during the second intermission – so you have got a few days to get those dance moves perfected in time for the bright lights of the Arena!
7. Watch Saturday’s Game Online!
Not only do we appreciate your support in person..but also virtually! We know that a lot of you do not live in Northern Ireland and are not able to make it to our home games and so the next best thing to being at Saturday’s game is the EIHL’s best webcast, Giants TV!
Fans not able to get to this Saturday’s game against the Sheffield Steelers can watch LIVE from anywhere in the world! The Stena Line Belfast Giants webcasting service – Giants TV allows fans access with the live stream available on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. The commentary team will be led by Simon Kitchen and Shane Johnson who give a fantastic play-by-play analysis of the games as well as pre-match insights.
The sign up process to watch Giants live is very simple – when you arrive at the site’s homepage you’ll be given the chance to log in and if you do not already have an account you can create one easily. Payment is pay per view and costs just £4.99 if you sign up before game day, or £8 on game day – you can pay by Card or via Paypal.
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) December 5, 2016