Hope everyone’s having a Happy Holidays so far! Because with the festive season now upon us, it only means one thing around here: Hockey! Between the 2012 WJHC and the Mac’s AAA Midget Hockey Tournament championships, there’s lots of hockey action to catch this week at Stampede Park.
Details on that and more here:
- IIHF WJHC Hockey: The 2012 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships are here, and this year they’re taking place all over Alberta! Games will be split between Edmonton and Calgary from December 26 to January 5, with the Calgary games taking place at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Preliminary games take place this week, while finals take place next week. Here is the Saddledome schedule for this week:
- Monday, December 26:
- Tuesday, December 27:
- Team Latvia vs Team Slovakia at 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 28:
- Thursday, December 29:
- Team Russia vs Team Latvia at 8 p.m.
- Friday, December 30:
- Saturday, December 31:
Limited tickets for the WJHC’s may still be available through Hockey Canada.
- Mac’s AAA Midget Hockey Tournament: For over 30 years, midget-aged hockey players from all over the world have travelled to Calgary for a chance to participate in the annual Mac’s AAA Midget Hockey Tournament. Throughout this week, the tournament will take place in various venues around the city, ending with the championship finals on Sunday, January 1. The Male Championship will be played at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 6 p.m. and tickets for that game are available through Ticketmaster. Tickets for all tourney games are available at all Calgary and area Mac’s Convenience Store locations and at each of the tournament facilities during the tournament.
- Stampede Casino: Open all year-round and featuring all your favourite slots, tables, a 24 hour poker room, as well as excellent food and special events throughout the year, there’s always something going on down here so why not drop by for a visit? Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week:
- UFC 141: Catch UFC 141 Friday, December 30 featuring Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair “The Reem” Overeem. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets available through Stampede Casino Guest Services.
- Vintage Vegas New Year’s: The Stampede Casino is going retro this year with our Vintage Vegas New Year’s party! Come ring in the New Year with us as you can have a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas every hour on the hour from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live DJ, no cover and complimentary champagne at midnight!
Make sure to sign up to become a Stampede Insider for first-access to exclusive news, contests and other insider information, and be sure to keep an eye on our official Twitter account at @calgarystampede and our official Facebook fan page for giveaways, special announcements, and more! Finally, make sure to visit our website and continue to tune into the official Stampede Blog to learn more about all of the things happening here on Park and beyond!