Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Our Visit to the Toronto Marlies Holiday Bash (with a ticket giveaway - CLOSED)

We headed to Toronto's Air Canada Centre this past Sunday for the Toronto Marlies Holiday Bash and Teddy Bear Toss. The future stars of the Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Manitoba Moose (and quite frankly, gave them a beating).

Santa hit the ice for a competition against one of his reindeer, gifts were tossed into the crowd, the Marlies Dance Crew performed, and best of all, fans tossed stuffed animals onto the ice when the Marlies scored their first goal. My kids and their friends had a great time, particularly tossing their stuffed toys onto the ice. My daughter proudly pointed out that she hit a hockey player in the back of the head. Good thing he was wearing a helmet.  All toys were donated to Yonge Street Mission to help children in need.

The whole experience made a new hockey fan out of my daughter. Hockey was a big deal in my house growing up, but I basically opted out. I'm not much of a sports person, to say the least. But I have to say that I enjoyed the outing to the ACC and the excitement of watching the Marlies beat the Manitoba Moose 9-0.

The Marlies' Josh Leivo got a goal and three assists, William Nylander got a goal and two assists and former Toronto Maple Leaf  Jonathan Bernier made a 21-save shutout in his first game back as goalie with the Marlies. (In case you're wondering, I got all those details from another website. I don't speak hockey.)

If you are looking to gift an experience (rather than another "thing" to add to the pile) this holiday season, Marlies tickets are an affordable option for the hockey fan(s) on your list. It's also a fun way to occupy the kids during Christmas vacation.

Check out the hashtag #MarliesLive to see others' experiences at the Marlies games.

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  1. Our house is huge Leaf fans, Marlies too, since they're the farm team. We watch the games regularly, and it's always awesome to see the boys in blue live. Nylander is my favorite player in the minors right now, so to see him play would be too cool.

  2. My niece loves hockey games. I would love to win it so I could treat her to a game.

  3. I would love these for my daughter who loves sporting events!

    1. I love to see girls involved in sports...since I never was myself! ;)

  4. I have never been to a game!
    It would be a get date night with my hockey obsessed husband.

    1. You are kind to think of his interests for your date night. :)