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Columbus Blue Jackets, KIA Motors Announce "KIA Ice Crew" as Part of New Corporate Sponsorship

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and Kia Motors America (KMA), Inc. announce the “Kia Ice Crew,” as part of a new collaboration as presenting sponsor of the 16-person promotional team that is responsible for keeping the ice in prime condition during breaks in play and intermissions. The sponsorship also encompasses traditional elements, including in-arena signage and messaging as well as vehicle displays during select games.

The co-ed Kia Ice Crew debuted new-look uniforms along with Kia-branded ice buckets when the Blue Jackets took the ice during preseason games at Nationwide Arena. In addition to their on-ice duties, members of the Kia Ice Crew also can be found mingling with fans on the concourses before each game.

Single game tickets for Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at, the official club web site, and

Full and partial season ticket plans for the Blue Jackets’ 2011-12 season are on sale now starting at less than $15 per game. Full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 745 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA." In 2010, KMA recorded its best-ever U.S. sales and 16th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share. Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, safety features and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle lineup is available at its website – For media information, including photography, visit

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