Boys liking sports more than girls is one of those stereotypes that my girls happily break. They love to kick back on the couch and watch every sport imaginable with their daddy. But what they enjoy even more is attending live sporting events. We have taken them to basketball, football, and baseball games which they absolutely loved and so when given the opportunity to attend a Lake Erie Monsters hockey game I knew we couldn’t pass it up! And so about two weeks ago we piled in the car and headed up to Cleveland to attend the game at Quicken Loans Arena.
We were all very excited because we would be watching the game from a spacious suite with three other blogging families that we have gotten to know pretty well over the past few years. All of us bloggers were able to catch up, tweet, and post instagram pictures while simultaneously snacking on yummy food and enjoying the game with our families. One of the biggest perks of watching the game from a suite is that when the kids inevitably get a little fidgety they can actually get out of their seats and wander about to stretch, play with toys, maybe even color without disturbing other spectators. Plus the private bathroom is a huge bonus – especially with a freshly potty trained little one who likes to tell us she needs to go at the very last possible second, hehe.
All of our kiddos were pretty excited when Sullivan C. Goal, better known as Sully, walked into our suite for a visit. But that’s not the only thing that had the kiddos excited. I absolutely love when sporting venues cater to families by providing fun activities for the kids to participate in and it’s even better when these activities are free. The Lake Erie Monsters do just that with the “Express Yourself” stations where the kids can get their faces painted, hair sprayed, and make signs to hold up during the game.
With a monster on their cheeks and their hair sprayed Alleigh and Kaelyn were ready for the Lake Erie Monsters to take to the ice so they could cheer them on. Even little Willow Jean was getting into the game. Every time the Monsters scored a loud horn would blow and she would run over screeching with delight and pointing down to the ice. It looks like we have another sports fan in the family!
The Lake Erie Monsters do some pretty awesome promotional events for their fans too. The night we attended the first 5,000 fans through the doors received a Monsters piggy bank.
There are also season long promotions including the following…
College ID Nights (Tuesday – Thursday): Receive $6 tickets with a valid college ID or $5 tickets with a valid RTA fare card or UPASS sticker along with college ID at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office.
Thirsty Thursday: Fans can enjoy $2 14 ounce select draft beers and $5 Monster Margaritas during every Thursday night home game.
Dollar Dog & Dollar Soda Nights (Fridays): Hot dogs and 16-ounce sodas are just one dollar each!Postgame Skates following every Friday night home game. Skates are available to rent for a $3 donation to the Monsters Community Fund (while supplies last).
Military Discount: Receive $5 tickets with a valid Military ID at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office.
I highly suggest attending a Lake Erie Monsters game with the family. Everyone is sure to have a great time and with the awesome promotions it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either!