The Island Storm is pleased to partner with the City of Charlottetown to host the first-ever Family Tailgate Party before the marquee New Year’s Eve matinee against the Halifax Hurricanes.
The tailgate will begin at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, December 31 in the Trade Centre building, which is connected to Eastlink Centre on Kensington Road.
Island Storm players and staff will be serving free hot dogs to all who attend the free event. In addition, Par-T-Perfect will have three bouncy castles on-site for children to play.
On Thursday, the City of Charlottetown announced its outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations were canceled due to reports indicating the weather could drop to a blistering -25 degrees with the wind-chill.
"Thousands of Islanders look forward to the City’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations each year," said Storm Vice President Brett Poirier. "It was clear City staff were disappointed to make yesterday’s announcement, but we’re thrilled they were so eager to find an alternative way to provide a day of fun to many residents."
After the tailgate celebration, all are invited to make their way to the Eastlink Centre for the Storm game. The team will be offering a free youth ticket (anyone 12 years old and under) with the purchase of any adult or senior ticket. The Storm currently sits at first place in the Atlantic Division and has won five-straight home games.
Prime seating is already limited so anyone looking to secure his or her seats can do so up until 8:30 p.m. at the box office today. You can also claim a free ticket by calling the box office at 902-529-6625. The box office will be closed Saturday but opens Sunday at 11 a.m.
Anyone who has purchased a youth ticket before today’s announcement will be given a free ticket for another game.
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