Did you guess where we were?
Back in September when one of our sons won a prize from the Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” program, I knew that a Stars game was going to be on our agenda. He was very excited to win four tickets. He decided to take his older brother and his parents along. 🙂
We had not taken our kids to any hockey games yet. Next time, I think I will check out some children’s non-fiction hockey picture books. I like knowing what is going on, and I have not watched enough games to understand the penalties and strategies. Although I could always tell when they scored and definitely know that the Stars won!
Two other important things:
1) Wear warm clothes. After all, the games are played at “The Ice Box.” 🙂
2) Bring ear plugs. While the music adds so much to the atmosphere, your ears will be ringing by the end.
We enjoyed getting to go out with just our older boys. They enjoyed their first hockey experience, although one admitted he definitely could have done without the fighting and some of the slightly more obnoxious cheers. But he definitely liked hockey itself. I think he will have a greater appreciation for the Olympics hockey games now that he has attended in person.
Not into being a spectator and would rather enjoy being active? The Ice Box has public skating sessions most week-ends. Eventually a bigger ice venue will be coming to Lincoln. Until then, the Stars have made their home at their rink located on the former Nebraska State Fair Park.
A big thank you to the Lincoln Stars for providing the tickets and to the Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for providing such great tourism incentives. We are excited to participate in the “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” program again this summer!