7 Reasons To Get To The Belfast Giants This Friday & Saturday!
This Friday AND Saturday in Belfast throws up back-to-back home games for the Stena Line Belfast Giants at The SSE Arena, Belfast! On Friday, the Giants face the Nottingham Panthers with the Dundee Stars Saturday’s visitors – both games face-off 7pm.
Tickets for Friday & Saturday are now on sale from the Arena Box Office either in person or by phoning 028 9073 9074 and online through Ticketmaster by clicking here. Here are your 7 reasons to get to this weekends big games…
1) Because we are chasing Cardiff
Ok, so we are not playing Cardiff this weekend..but the Devils are still the team to beat as they lead the way at the top of the Elite League standings. The Giants are three points behind and, depending on how results go this weekend against Nottingham and Dundee, we could end up in first place come Sunday.
2) Because we have the Moonwalk
All you need to know for this point is:
Two words: Chris Higgins
Two more words: Overtime Winner
One word: Moonwalk
Let’s hope we see it again this weekend!
Watchin’ those highlights got us like…
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) January 15, 2017
3) Because Saturday night is Belfast night
On Saturday night we are celebrating all things great about the city of Belfast…especially as it is the capital city of the happiest country in the UK!
This year, Belfast will play host to the Women’s Rugby World Cup, Women’s Under 19 European Football Championship as well as, of course, the International Ice-Hockey Federation World Championship Division 1B and the Friendship Four!
Saturday night sees the Giants take to the ice in specially commissioned Teal Belfast jerseys and all jerseys are up for grabs in the Shirt off the Back raffle with tickets on sale all night at: £2 for 1, £5 for 5, £10 for 15, £20 for 40.
The last time the Giants & Panthers met, we had 11 goals – with the Giants winning 7-4 in December! When the Giants & Stars played last Sunday, we had 9 goals – with the Giants on the wrong end of a 5-4 loss. One thing we can almost guarantee this weekend…is goals!
5) Because we’ve got solid Defence
Scoring goals is sexy…and so is stopping them! Both Giants goalies, Jackson Whistle and Stephen Murphy, lead the way in the Elite League goalie standings, taking up first and second place. Coach Walser will make his decision on who will start each game this weekend however, whoever plays in goal – we know we are in safe hands back there!
The Giants can also boast the best Penalty Killing record in the league so far this season with an 89.44% success rate in stopping opponents scoring while on the powerplay!
6) Because you can win GIANT Prizes!
At this weekends games – you could win some fantastic prizes with our 50/50, Shirt Off The Back and Chuck-A-Puck competitions!
50/50: You can win GIANT cash prizes this Friday and Saturday & last game, we gave away £1,105 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! On Friday you can win one of the Giants game worn jerseys with tickets on sale for £1 each, 5 for £3, 10 for £5 or 30 for £10.
On Saturday, all jerseys are up for grabs with the specially commissioned Teal Belfast jerseys. Tickets will be on sale for £2 for 1, £5 for 5, £10 for 15, £20 for 40.
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.
7. Because you can be there virtually!
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, as well as some Nottingham & Dundee fans, 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 and costs just £8 – you can pay by Card or using your Paypal account.