Vancouver, B.C. - Fans can look forward to some new, fun Canadian themes when the Vancouver Canucks drop the puck on the 2017.18 NHL season versus the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early (doors open at 5:30pm for happy hour) and to be in their seats by 6:45pm for an all-new video open as well as special player introductions.
Saturday's opener, presented by Budweiser, kicks off a unique four-game, all-Canadian home stand versus Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Calgary. Fans can look forward to a Canadian theme throughout and are encouraged to wear their best Canadian tuxedo for a chance to win great prizes! The evening will also include iconic Canadian songs performed live during the intermissions by the Young Executives.
To start things off, here are some of the must-know highlights for fans coming to Rogers Arena on Saturday:
BACON AND 25 CENT LEMONADE
The Canucks are again introducing a wide variety of food and drink options all over Rogers Arena this season, highlighted by a fun, new kiosk called "Bacon," dedicated 100 percent to (you guessed it) Bacon!
There will also be a new zone on the concourse for young fans called "Fin's Family Zone" which will feature, games, entertainment and a more affordable menu for kids, including 25 cent lemonade, smaller hot dogs and popcorn.
FIRST BEER IS ON US!
All fans will receive a complimentary Budweiser (19+) or non-alcoholic beverage. Doors open at 5:30pm so be sure to arrive early to enjoy a drink on the house and happy hour food and beverage specials from 5:30-6:30pm.
MEAT DRAW FOR CHARITY
In honour of the Canucks first four games versus all-Canadian rivals, the Canucks for Kids Fund will sell tickets on the concourse throughout the home opener for a traditional Canadian meat raffle valued at $500.
PRE-GAME PARTY ON THE PLAZA
Join the festive pre-game atmosphere on both the Toyota and South Plazas with face painting, poster making, BBQ and more, alongside Canucks alumni Kirk McLean, Jyrki Lumme and Harold Snepsts.
PRIZES AND A GREAT CANADIAN PUCK HUNT
Fans can look forward to prizes throughout the evening including one pair of full season tickets! Find hidden pucks all over the Rogers Arena as part of the Great Canadian Puck Hunt and claim a prize at the Team Store.
BIG 50/50 JACKPOT
The in-arena 50/50 jackpot for the home opener at Rogers Arena is often the largest of the season and could reach upwards of $100,000. Meanwhile, fans all over BC can play the online 50/50 at PlayNow.com from their computer or mobile device which carries a minimum guaranteed jackpot is $5,000.
NEW ARENA SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY UPDATES:
New bag policy
Purses or bags that are larger than 14" x 14" x 6" (35cm x 35cm x 15cm) will not be allowed in Rogers Arena for any game or event. Guests will be required to return their bags to their vehicles or another secure area prior to admittance to Rogers Arena.
Autism family ID bracelets
In partnership with the Canucks Autism Network (CAN), ID bracelets are now available for all families to pick up at Guests Services in section 114 and section 311 on the concourse. With space to write the individual's seat location as well as guardian contact information, these free bracelets will add peace of mind to families attending Canucks games and concerts at Rogers Arena.
GET IN ON THE ACTION!
Fans can purchase single game tickets online in real-time pricing at canucks.com/tickets or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-855-523-6800. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster Ticket Centres and at the Toyota Ticket Centre, located at Gate 10 at Rogers Arena.
Canucks single game tickets and Season Ticket Membership information can be found at canucks.com/tickets.