The Kootenay Ice are throwing some promotions into their early bird season ticket campaign, as each package sold during the month of May will automatically be entered into a draw with three main prizes.
The top prize is a $1,500 trip to Las Vegas; the runner up prize is an autographed game-worn Sam Reinhart jersey, while the third prize is two nights at a luxury box during a Kootenay Ice game next season.
Everyone who purchases their early bird season ticket package in full by Friday, May 31st, is eligible for the draw.
“We’ve never done this before,” said Ice general manager Jeff Chynoweth. “We’ve listened to our fans over the years, a lot of teams have some early bird prizes. We got some sponsors on board, we’r’e going to do something and try to create some more interest with our early bird season tickets.”
Numbers were down last year, and some attendance records hit an all-time franchise low, but Chynoweth hopes his team’s stellar performance in the second half of the season generates some buzz.
“Obviously, we need to increase our season tickets,” said Chynoweth. “We’re coming off a year where our numbers were down and hopefully, the finish we had in the second half of the year and the excitement that was created can translate into some more season ticket sales for next year.”
The draw for the three prize packages will be made in the beginning of June. Following June 3rd, all season ticket packages will increase by $100.