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$341 to catch the NHL’s Calgary Flames

Travel Deal for January 19-20, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayThe NHL is back!

All across Canada, hockey fans are rejoicing the return of the national obsession, whose 2013 season finally begins today. To celebrate the end of the NHL lockout and the arrival of pro hockey, the Westin Calgary is offering a package that includes accommodations and a pair of tickets to one of the Flames’ 24 home games.

The rates for the Calgary Flames Package begin at $341. Fans can catch Flames’ superstars Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff in action against the NHL’s best, including games versus their arch-rivals from Edmonton (January 26 and April 1) and the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings (February 20).

The Flames’ first home game at the Scotiabank Saddledome is tomorrow, Sunday, January 20, against the San Jose Sharks. You can find all the home games where the Westin offer is available on the hotel’s website and view the Flames’ full schedule on their website. The Westin, famous for being the place where the Caesar was invented, is less than three kilometres from the Saddledome.’s Jody Robbins will be in attendance at the season-opener to provide coverage of the experience. Be sure to check in for her article and photos.

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While it’s good to have the NHL back, visitors to Calgary and Calgarians themselves were able to take in the city’s other entertainment offerings in recent months. During the NHL lockout, Jody Robbins pointed out to readers that there was lots to do in Alberta’s largest city even without hockey. These activities included nightlife, museum-going, fine dining and more than a few terrific places to grab a drink.

Robbins writes: “If you’re looking to whet your whistle, Cowtown has no shortage of beer halls.

Recently opened National focuses on North American micro-brews, while Fräuleins decked out in dirndl serve up satisfying steins at Wurst, a Bavaria-inspired bar where it’s OK to pretend it’s Oktoberfest any time of year. And you can always get your brew on at Craft Beer Market, reputed to have Canada’s largest selection of draft beer, with more than 100 on tap. For brewpubs, the Wild Rose Brewery was ranked No. 10 in’s 2012 list of Top 24 Brewpubs in Canada and serves award-winning beer.”

Read more of the article “Fill-ins for the Calgary Flames”

To Book the Calgary Flames Hotel Deal with the Westin Hotel: Call the hotel at 403-508-5230 or 888-627-8417 (toll-free).

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