Essential Guide: Giants vs Coventry Blaze This Fri + Sat In Belfast!

Your 2018/19 Challenge Cup Champions, the Stena Line Belfast Giants, are back in action with back-to-back home games this Friday AND Saturday at The SSE Arena against the Coventry Blaze.

The race for the Elite League title is heating up – with only seven games, the Giants lie four points behind the Cardiff Devils and this weekend throws up two huge games for the Giants if they are to continue their title chase.

AS IT STANDS | How the race for the @officialEIHL title looks ahead of home games this Friday and Saturday vs Coventry Blaze🏒


— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) March 12, 2019

A large crowd is expected at both games to welcome the team back to home ice following the Cup Final win in Cardiff over the Guildford Flames. Tickets are on sale NOW from the SSE Arena Box Office (028 9073 9074) or via the Ticketmaster website.

Adults – £16 / Concession – £11 / Kids – £9 / Family – £39

For anyone planning on redeeming Flexi Vouchers for Friday or Saturday, we encourage you to make your way down to the Box Office well in advance of the face off time.

One more time?🤔

Go on then😁

THAT smOTherman winner🚨👌

— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) March 12, 2019

With a trophy to show off, two important league games, special St.Patrick’s Day jerseys, cash prizes to be won, 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 the back-to-back success this Friday and Saturday as the Giants return to the ice in Belfast after Sunday’s memorable overtime win.

Make sure you are in your seats for 7pm this Friday 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.

You can get your photo with the Challenge Cup with family, friends or whoever (!) this weekend at the Official Supporters Club desk on ‘The Bridge’ – before both games 6pm-6:55pm.

You do not need to take your own photographs – PressEye Photography will be on hand to take your photo and we will post online asap!

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.


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 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!

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!

Shirt Off The Back: WIN your very own Belfast Giants game worn jersey! This weekend you have plenty of chances win with jerseys up for grabs both games – including St.Patrick’s Day jerseys this Saturday. Tickets are £2 for 1, £5 for 5, £10 for 15 and £20 for 40.

THIS Saturday night😁 #StPatricksDay

— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) March 13, 2019


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!

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 

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!

If you are not able to make it to this weekends games – 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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