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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Night out with the Sheffield Steelers

(l-r)Georgie, Max and Charlotte pictured with No12 - Randy Dagenais of the Sheffield Steelers

We had another little office outing last Saturday with the kids and went to watch the Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey team play at their home stadium courtesy of our good friend Alan at Compass Distribution and our new friends at the Sheffield Steelers.

Arriving early, we were invited on the 'behind the scenes' tour which took in the changing area, players lounge, the bench where you really get a sense of the speed at which these guys skate as we watched their warm up before being led onto the ice for photographs.

Too much excitement? The evening was far from over as we were invited to watch the game against the Cardiff Devils from the lofty heights of a VIP box.

A thrilling game ensued with the Steelers winning 2-0 before we were escorted down to the VIP marque to hear the post match interviews with some of the players and the kids had a chance to grab some autographs.

The Steelers media manager spotted my son - Max - and asked him if he'd got all the teams autographs to which he replied "wellll - I'm missing a few". The manager winked at Max and took him down to the dressing rooms where he got the whole teams signatures.

I was also presented with a signed shirt by their number 11 player by Alan during the game - now I have something to wear at the next game as we're all totally addicted to the sport now.

If you've never taken a game of Ice Hockey in before, then we can highly recommend it as a very safe environment for families. Lots of fun and lots of excitement.

Thank you again Alan and Steelers' media manager Dave Simms for a great evening. Our best wishes for the rest of the season.

1 comment:

Fudge said...

well outing is always good