For Immediate Release
DATE – SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Flames announced today their full promotional schedule for the 2014-15 season, presented by Bud Light.
The schedule is highlighted by the “Saturday Night is Hockey Night in Glens Falls” series, which will be presented by Bud Light and Regional Radio Group. Several local bars and restaurants have partnered with the initiative including Davidson Brothers Brewing Company, The Bullpen, Applebee’s, Recovery Sports Grill and Dango’s Irish Sports Bar, with additional partners to be announced at a later date. Discounted food and drink specials will be available at these locations both before and after the game, with discounted Bud Light Drafts available at the Glens Falls Civic Center through Ovations Food Services during the game. The 2014-15 season will feature 17 Saturday night contests, which includes the Flames’ home opener.
On Opening Night, Saturday, October 11, the first 2,000 fans will receive a free Flames Value Coin, presented by Team Ferior, which will be good for discounts throughout the region all season long. A full list of coin partners will be available on Oct. 6 at adirondackflames.com. Additional coins can be purchased after this initial giveaway at the Flames merchandise stand, with a portion of the proceeds going to Crable Foundation. The first 2,500 fans on this historic night will also receive a magnetic schedule, courtesy of Green Meadow Federal Credit Union.
Friday Nights, known as “Flames Fridays”, will be presented by Labatt Blue Light and will feature discounted Labatt Blue drafts at the Civic Center. Town Square Media will be the official media partner of Flames’ Fridays, featuring ESPN Radio 104.5 The Team and 107.7 WGNA.
Friday and Saturday night games will also see the return of the pre-game buffet at the Civic Center’s Heritage Hall but with an exciting new look. The buffet will feature an upgraded menu to give fans the ultimate in-arena bang for their buck prior to puck drop. The pre-game buffet will be held inside Heritage Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is just $14 for unlimited food and soft drinks/water. The full description of the buffet menu can be found on the Flames’ website at adirondackflames.com/tickets/heritage hall.
The season will also see the return of a popular feature: The “Mug Club”. The Golia Ice Lounge is the featured location of the "Mug Club", available exclusively to season ticket holders. The "Mug Club" allows season ticket holders discounted beverages, including $1 soda and water, in addition to $5 draft beers all season long. Mug Club memberships are available for only $5 and will be sold at the Golia Lounge.
The Sunday series, which is made up of three late season games, is highlighted by the return of the Glens Falls Hockey Hall of Fame on March 15. Prior to the 5:00 p.m. puck drop against Binghamton, a new member will be added to a prestigious group that already includes Barry Melrose, Bill Dineen and Peter Mahovlich. March 15 and April 12 will also feature post game skates with the team, sponsored by Glens Falls Hospital, where fans in attendance can bring their blades to the Civic Center and skate on the ice at the conclusion of the game.
Your local Applebee’s on Quaker Road in Queensbury will bring added value to Flames’ weeknight games (five on Tuesday and six on Wednesday) with great discounts and promotions prior to puck drop for home games, in addition to restaurant trivia when the team does not have a game at the Civic Center. Tuesday home games will also be packed with gift cards and discounts from 25 Silver Boutique. Every Tuesday home game, the first 1,000 fans will be given great discount coupons to 25 Silver Boutique, located in Aviation Mall. Wednesday nights will also be presented by Empire Broadcasting and 101.3 The Jockey, which will run in game promotions during each Wednesday game. The Flames also play on Thursday Oct. 16 vs. Rockford, which will highlight National Bosses Day, in association by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will offer free tickets to bosses of all member organizations and discounted $15 tickets to all employees of a Chamber member. We invite all of our guests from the Saratoga County chamber of Commerce to meet in the Golia Lounge prior to the game.
Giveaways will be frequent during the 2014-15 campaign, headlined by a team poster sponsored by Glens Falls Printing (Wed. Nov 26), a youth jersey sponsored by Glens Falls Hospital (Sat. Nov 29), rally towels (Fri. Dec 5), a Flames player card set sponsored by Team Ferior (Sat. Feb 7) and multiple team giveaways on Fan Appreciation Night (Sun. Apr 19).
The Saturday Night is Hockey Night in Glens Falls series will also play host to several great promotions throughout the season. This series will include the return of the Phantoms (Oct. 18), Movember Kickoff presented by Parks Heritage (Nov 1), Military Appreciation Night presented by UA Local 773 (Nov 22), which will feature special, authentic, game-worn camouflage Flames jerseys to be auctioned post-game to benefit the Wounded Warriors and a fall sports “Night of Champions”, to recognize local fall sports teams that took home championships during their 2014 season (Nov. 29). A winter sport “Night of Champions” will be held later in the season on Friday, Mar. 27.
November 29 will truly be a night of champions as fans will have the opportunity to relive the “Miracle on Ice”. Two members from the 1980 US Olympic Gold Medal hockey team (to be announced at a later date) will be in attendance for the game during their 35th anniversary season since winning the gold. Fans can meet with and have jerseys and memorabilia signed by the Olympians. The “miracle team” was at the Civic Center in 1979 when an exhibition game was played against Adirondack Red Wings on Dec. 11, 1979, which the Wings won 1-0.
Around the holidays, Santa Claus visits the Civic Center for a teddy bear toss in conjunction with Salvation Army (Dec. 20) and Scoville Jewelers presents a gingerbread house raffle to benefit the Glens Falls Senior Center (Dec. 31). The Dec. 31 game, a special 5:30 p.m. start to kick off the New Year’s Eve festivities in Glens Falls, will also feature indoor fireworks for the first time in the history of the Civic Center, presented by Fireworks by Alonso.
Highlighting Saturday Night is Hockey Night in Glens Falls promotions in the 2015 calendar year is Pink in the Rink Night, presented by Glens Falls Hospital, which will feature authentic, game worn pink Flames jerseys to be auctioned post-game to benefit CR Wood Cancer Center, “Try Hockey Day” Celebration, where we will also honor local hockey heroes from the Glens Falls community (Feb. 28), Go Green Night sponsored by Solar City (Mar. 14), as well as a number of other exciting evenings.
The Flames will also run two “reverse sweater” nights, which allows fans at the Civic Center to see the team in action while donning their official “road” red uniforms, the first of which will be on Saturday, Jan. 3 against Rochester and again on Sunday, Mar. 15 against Binghamton. The Civic Center will also play host to two promotional nights sponsored by Reebok, held on Saturday Jan. 24 against Rochester and Friday Mar. 27 as the Flames host Rockford.
Two of the Flames’ community partners, the Tri-County United Way and the Open Door, will also be featured prominently around the holiday season. Partnered with the Tri-County United Way, the Flames will run a month long coat drive during the month of November, spanning six games between Nov. 1 and Nov. 29. The Flames and United Way will also partner to organize two canned food drives to benefit the Open Door in Glens Falls on Friday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Dec. 5. Anyone who
donates a coat or canned food item on those respective dates will receive one (1) complimentary Silver Flex Ticket, redeemable at any Flames’ home game, subject to availability.
The annual Labatt Blue AHL Bubble Hockey Tournament will return to the region on Friday Feb. 6. The finals of this tournament will be on the ice at the Civic Center during an intermission of the game, with games to be played on the concourse prior to. Stay tuned throughout the season for more information about the dates and times of bubble hockey events throughout the community leading up to the tournament.
Finally, Great Escape will be the presenting sponsor of the Flames’ pre-season exhibition game, held on Saturday Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center against the Utica Comets. Zombies and staff from the Great Escape will be in attendance to promote Fright Fest at the park, in addition to giveaways throughout the game. Leading up to Oct. 4, the Flames will be at the theme park during Oktoberfest with ticket specials for the pre-season contest.
All promotions and dates are subject to change. For more information, visit adirondackflames.com or call 518-480-3355.
Regional Radio Group will carry each of the Flames’ 76 home and away games during the 2014-15 season live over the air on HITS 95.9 FM (WCQL) and Talk 1450 AM (WWSC), as well as streamed through the station’s web platform. Games can also be viewed online through AHL Live, a subscription based service offered by the American Hockey League.
There are still plenty of great seats available for Opening Night, through a full season, 22 or 12 game plan for the 2014-15 season, in addition to group outings and flex tickets, which are now on sale. For more information, contact the Adirondack Flames front office at 518-480-3355.
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