Travel Deal for October 2, 2013
It’s a new era for the Calgary Flames. No more Jarome Iginla, no more Miikka Kiprusoff. But there is lots of youth and the hope that comes with it. Although the expectations are low, the atmosphere at the Scotiabank Saddledome promises to still be raucous and the Red Mile still filled with its famed party atmosphere on gamedays.
Fans looking to experience what hockey night in Calgary is like will want to check out this deal from Westin’s downtown location. The Calgary Flames Package starts at $341 for the 2013-14 NHL season and includes:
- Two tickets to see the Flames in action
- One night in a Traditional room
Upcoming games include the home-opener Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks as well as contests versus the Montreal Canadiens (October 9), Toronto Maple Leafs (October 30), and rival Edmonton Oilers (November 16).
See all the games on offer from the Westin Calgary here.
Vacay.ca High-fives With Hockey Fans
Vacay.ca‘s Calgary correspondent Jody Robbins took in a Flames’ game last year and got an indoctrination on what it takes to be a fan. She discovered what the Flames mean for tourism in the city as well as where fans love to go before and after the game.
Robbins writes: “There are several places close to the Saddledome to get into the festive spirit on game nights. Bar C serves up six oysters washed down with a glass of sparkling wine on tap for only $15 until the puck drops, while Bottlescrew Bill’s offers $13.95 Budweiser jugs (60 oz) and $9.95 FLAME-broiled quarter-pound burgers during every game. And Melrose Cafe & Bar coined the term the Red Mile — you can never go wrong with a pre- or post-game brew there. To fully take advantage of the infectious spirit, stay over at Hotel Arts, a 175-room boutique hotel steps from the Saddledome.”