LAVAL ROCKET UNVEILS 2019-20 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE
LAVAL (August 26, 2019) – The Laval Rocket announced their promotional schedule for the 2019-20 regular season on Monday. For two seasons, fans have been at the heart of the Place Bell’s electrifying game night atmosphere. The organization has once again delivered an unparalleled slate of promotional events, highlighted by an unbeatable pairing of can’t-miss on-ice action and exciting theme nights.
The organization also announced that individual tickets for Rocket games at Place Bell will be made available for sale to the general public on August 30 at 11 a.m. Fans will be able to take advantage of a 72-hour flash sale starting on August 27 at 11 a.m. Exceptionally, with the purchase of a ticket to the Home Opener presented by Bell on October 4, fans wishing to take advantage of this promotion will receive a ticket to a game of their choice during the month of October (Oct. 5, Oct. 16, Oct. 18, Oct. 19, Oct. 30). This special promotion ends on August 30 at 11 a.m.
Brand new promotional concepts await Rocket fans this season, making Place Bell the prime destination for all social and sporting events. The team’s new fan experience offers a wide variety of activities that is sure to make the most passionate fans and their friends jump out of their seat. Here is a brief overview of the new concepts that will be awaiting Rocket fans next season:
Wednesday $2 hot-dog nights presented by Lafleur
The Place Bell concessions stands will now feature an unbeatable Wednesday night offer – Wednesday $2 hot-dog night presented by Lafleur will make its debut this year. Rocket fans will be able to benefit from this special offer as soon as the doors open on game night, throughout the game and right up until the concessions shut down. It should be noted that all Wednesday night home game start times have been moved up to 7 p.m. Get there early!
Friday Concert Series
The Rocket has always made sure to offer its fans an unmatched in-game experience, and it’s with that in mind that the team launches the Concert Series. Along with the return of the popular DJ Series, which featured electrifying EDM (electronic dance music) performances, several artists will perform during games played on Friday nights. In addition to this season’s three DJ Series nights (October 18, January 31, March 27), a variety of musical performances are highlighted on the promotional calendar catering to all types of musical tastes.
The Rocket has always made sure to prioritize its young fans on Saturday afternoons. This season, the first 1,000 kids through the turnstiles will receive a gift at each Saturday game. Each item, without exception, will be geared to add some spice to the Place Bell atmosphere with the intention of elevating the already high decibel level, creating a raucous and intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams.
Return of the Fan Favorites
The Rocket will be bringing back eight classic theme nights that have been staples over the club’s first few seasons. The Home Opener presented by Bell (October 4) will set the tone for a new hockey season in Laval. It will mark the first opportunity for fans to be reintroduced to their favourite players while getting a glimpse of the up-and-coming prospects donning the Rocket uniform for the first time. A night that cannot be missed to get the season off on the right foot!
Make sure not to put away your Halloween costumes too quickly this year, as Halloween Night (November 1) is back at Place Bell! Fans of all ages are invited to show off their creativity to create a terrifying atmosphere in the Place Bell concourse, all while digging into their candy stash!
The hockey world aims to unite all its fans, players, coaches, and media in the battle against cancer. To highlight Hockey Fights Cancer Night (November 16), the lilac will once again be honoured, both in the stands and on the ice. Alternate jerseys will be worn during the game and subsequently donated to auction to raise funds for the cause. Several organizations and foundations will be present to support the Rocket in this important cause.
A true holiday tradition, the Teddy Bear Toss (November 23) is back with the help of the Service de police de la Ville de Laval. This theme night promises to once again be unlike any other. Fans will be working towards the goal of surpassing last year’s haul of 3,282 teddy bears thrown onto the ice. The first two editions of the Teddy Bear Toss helped the team distribute 6,499 teddy bears across community centers and local organizations in advance of the holiday season. Last year, Rocket players visited a school in Chomedey right before Christmas to give out the bears.
Whether it’s calling the Rocket game from the press box in the broadcast booth, playing the role of journalist in the dressing room, animating the crowd with the help of Cosmo or taking over the public address announcer’s booth, kids will be at the forefront of all aspects of the Kids Run the Show Night presented by Sweet Sixteen (February 22).
Just before spring arrives, when sugar shack season is in full swing, the Quebec Classic (March 9) will honour the province with poutine, Quebecois television series, folk music, and maple syrup, to name a few. After all, this is the time to celebrate La Belle Province and all it has to offer. Last season, the Quebec Classic attracted the second largest crowd in Rocket history with a staggering 9,609 fans packing the arena. To add to the experience, an alternative jersey will be unveiled and auctioned off for the occasion.
Finally, for the last home game of the season, Fan Appreciation Night (April 10th) is the perfect occasion for the team to spoil those who cheered for the team all season long. On top of the thousands of prizes up for grabs, the luckiest of fans will have the unique opportunity to take home a game worn sweater, handed over directly by the players after the game on the ice. Fans are at the heart of the Rocket’s success and the team wants to highlight their importance.
New theme nights
Along with the return of the fan favourites, the Rocket has bulked up its promotional calendar with the return of a well-known theme night, as well as two brand-new nights that will transform the Rocket universe and will spark the imagination of those in attendance. Here’s a brief overview of the new theme nights that await fans at Place Bell next season:
In a galaxy far, far away – but also in an arena near you – the Force makes its return to Place Bell! Star Wars Night (December 14) will re-immerse fans into the heart of the classic series. Familiar characters of the Star Wars universe will mingle among hockey fans throughout the course of the game.
The Old Time Hockey Night presented by la Fromagerie St-Albert (January 3) will make its debut in the Rocket’s home. Older generations will able to revel in the glory days of yesteryear, diving into the greatest moments in hockey history, while younger fans will have the opportunity to experience a game played during the eras that marked hockey history in Quebec.
Autism has been a cherished cause of AHL teams for years now and the Rocket organization is keen on participating in this wave of awareness and sympathy for the first time in its history. The new Autism Awareness theme night (April 4) adds to the mosaic of autism initiatives across the American Hockey League. Presenting a hockey game that puts life in perspective for all, the afternoon of Saturday, April 4 will be one dedicated to all of those touched with autism. Funds will be collected and donated to organizations on site. The official sale of the individual tickets will begin on August 30 at 11 a.m. To take full advantage of this new program, Rocket fans can purchase the Pick-10 and Pick-6 packages now. These customized packages allow fans to design a fully personalized hockey calendar by selecting games starting at $17 per game.