Your 2017/18 Challenge Cup Champions, the Stena Line Belfast Giants, are back in action with back-to-back home games this weekend at The SSE Arena. Saturday sees the visit of Scottish rivals the Braehead Clan before Sunday’s clash against the Nottingham Panthers.
A large crowd is expected at both games to welcome the team back to home ice following the Cup Final win in Wales. Tickets are on sale NOW from the SSE Arena Box Office (028 9073 9074) or via the Ticketmaster website.
For anyone planning on redeeming Flexi Vouchers for Saturday, we encourage you to make your way down to the Box Office well in advance of the face off time.
With a new trophy to show off, two important league games, cash prizes to be won, Giants appreciation night, Fanzone and more – here is your Essential Guide to a GIANT weekend at The SSE Arena…
CHALLENGE CUP CELEBRATIONS
The Challenge Cup is back in Belfast!! We are celebrating this Saturday and Sunday as the Giants return to the ice in Belfast after last weekend’s awesome cup win.
Make sure you are in your seats for 7pm this Saturday as Captain Blair Riley is presented with the Challenge Cup so that we can show it off to all our fans in Belfast before the game vs Braehead Clan!
Following Sunday afternoon’s home game against the Nottingham Panthers – the Giants will be holding a special autograph signing thanks to the Official Supporters Club! There will be no post-game autograph signing after this Saturday’s game.
The signing session will celebrate the Challenge Cup triumph with fans able to buy limited edition team posters, available for £5 each, and have the players add their autographs. The signing session will take place at McCools, Door 12, and will begin as quickly as the players can get changed after the game.
You can get your own photo with the Challenge Cup with family, friends or whoever (!) this weekend at the Official Supporters Club desk on ‘The Bridge’. We want everyone to get their chance to hold the Challenge Cup and we are expecting a LOT of fans wanting their photo with the cup – so please be patient when queueing for your photo.
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One quick point to note for Sunday’s game is that the game will now face-off at 4:30pm instead of 4pm. This is due to the arrival time of the Nottingham Panthers flight being pushed back. The doors to The SSE Arena will still open at the usual time of 3pm.
Also – the official supporters club are hosting their third Giant Appreciation night at the Nottingham Panthers game. Sunday’s game will be used to thank a long time member of the Giants Organisation – Jason ‘Taff’ Ellery!
Keep an eye out for the Sub Cannon launching Footlong Subway Sandwiches during the first intermission at both games this weekend! We will also be giving away TGI Fridays vouchers, Dale Farm Ice-Cream, W5 Family Passes, Odyssey Cinema vouchers and much more throughout the games.
Remember to make some noise and you just might win the Pizza Hut Fan of the Match and win a delicious Pizza Hut pizza. You can call in for your very own Pizza Hut meal after the games – they are located in the Odyssey Pavilion next to the Arena.
GAME NIGHT PRIZES
You could win some GIANT prizes at this weekends’ games with our Chuck-A-Puck, 50/50 AND Shirt Off The Back contests!
Chuck-A-Puck: Chuck your (foam!) pucks onto the ice during the intermission right after the 2nd period and the closest THREE pucks to centre-ice will win!
With a 1st prize of a trip for 2 to Scotland thanks to Stena Line, 2nd prize of a signed jersey and a 3rd prize of a family pass to the Giants game of your choice! Chuck-A-Pucks will be on sale all weekend for £1 each.
50/50: WIN GIANT cash prizes this weekend! At our last home game, our winner collected a prize worth £1,551!
Tickets for 50/50 are on sale from doors open for £1 each, 5 for £3, 10 for £5, 30 for £10 with 50% of the total prize fund awarded to one lucky winner at the end of the games. Remember – the more you buy, the more GIANT the prize!
Make sure to check out the Fanzone, located on ‘The Bridge’ at the east end of the Arena. Chocallure will be there with their warm belgian chocolate chocolate cups and you can also take advantage of special Fanzone offers from the Food & Beverage Cart.
The Official Supporters Club will also be in the Fanzone and of course you can test your hockey skills at our Virtual Hockey Simulator!
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Dale Farm’s famous (& tasty!) milkshakes, only £3 each, are back this weekend – available at selected stands around the Arena.
The ‘2nd Period Blitz’ is back this weekend! Stay tuned during each game to find out which selected food & bev product will be reduced to only £2 during the intermission following the 2nd period.
Download The SSE Arena app and you will be able to enter competitions, use exclusive selfie frames and take advantage of special offers on food and drinks!
Stick around and enjoy a drink with some of your fellow Giants fans for a bit of post game analysing of the games in McCools this weekend. There is a designated family area in the lounge connected to McCools – so even if you have kids with you, you can still be part of the post game fun.
CAN’T MAKE IT? WATCH LIVE!
We know that a lot of you do not live in Northern Ireland and, as well as some Braehead & Nottingham, you are not able to make it to this weekends games and so the next best thing to being there is the league’s best webcast, Giants TV!
Fans not able to get to this weekends games 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 who gives 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 – you can pay by Card or using your Paypal account
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