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19 Oct, 2011

Ottawa Giveaway alert: four Sens tickets for “Kids’ Opening Night”

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews|Ottawa

ETA: We have a winner! Thanks for your entries!

Did you know that this year marks the Sens’ 20th Anniversary? There’s cool stuff planned for the entire season but there’s something going on that might be of special interest to Ottawa families. It’s called Metro Family Nights, and on designated Metro Family nights you can swing a special deal that includes four tickets to a Sens game, four hot dogs and four drinks from only $99. (Details and ticket info is online here.)

This giveaway is for one package of four tickets to Kids’ Opening Night on Saturday October 22, 2011. The Senators are playing the Columbus Blue Jackets, and it’s a Metro Family Night which means that in addition to some great hockey there’ll also be balloon artists on the concourse before the game as well as local mascots from around the community. It’s a great night out for the family!

Sens excitement!

Want to win? Read on.

  • This giveaway is open to anyone residing in the Ottawa area, but it is void where prohibited in Quebec. (Sorry mes amis, here’s why.)
  • Please make sure you’re available to attend the game before you enter.
  • For your entry to qualify, use the comments below to tell us why you’d like to win these tickets. That’s it. There are no other hoops to jump through. Yay!
  • The winner will have to pick up their tickets at Scotiabank Place right before the game at Concierge Gate #2 not at the regular boxoffice.
  • One entry per family please! We want lots of people to have the opportunity to win.
  • If you can’t post your comment here for whatever reason, you can email it to me for posting: andrea at quietfish dot com however I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • Good karma goes to those who tweet or post about this on Facebook. I bet you didn’t know this but it actually increases your odds of winning! Really.
  • This giveaway has a quick turnaround. I will do a random draw of all qualifying entries using Random.org at 10 p.m. EST on Friday October 21, 2011.

Got it? Good. Now over to you!

46 Responses to "Ottawa Giveaway alert: four Sens tickets for “Kids’ Opening Night”"

1 | Judy

October 19th, 2011 at 12:35 pm


We took our son to his first hockey game, the 67’s earlier this month and he loved it! At three years old he has many challenges and one is language, but he loved the game so much and had such a good time, he managed to get the work HOC-KEY out, over and over all night long.

It has had us smiling and we want to keep on fostering his love for the game and his desire to express himself! I grew up with the opportunity to go to many NHL games out west as a child and want to give him that chance. Even more so because he loves it so much!

2 | Carly

October 19th, 2011 at 12:49 pm


The Little Man is obsessed with the Sens these days and we’d love to be able to treat him to a game, especially before the chaos of another little brother arrives on the scene in just a few weeks!


Thanks for the giveaway!

3 | Karen

October 19th, 2011 at 1:16 pm


My oldest would be over the moon to go and he would love to be able to go with his little brother who has not been to a hockey game yet :)

4 | Fiona

October 19th, 2011 at 1:24 pm


I have a 9 year old boy who would be beyond excited if we won tickets to a game, it would be a great thing to do as a family.

5 | kaitlin

October 19th, 2011 at 1:45 pm


My sister-in-law is out of town this weekend, and I would love to take her daughter (our niece) and my father-in-law to the game. How cool would it be to have three generations of Sens fans at the game?

6 | Dave A.

October 19th, 2011 at 1:48 pm


My two girls haven’t been to a Sens game yet – this would be a great way to introduce them to NHL hockey.

7 | Carolyn

October 19th, 2011 at 2:02 pm


All four of our kids have never been to a Sens game but they’ve been to Scotaibank place to see their cousin play in the Bell Canada Cup – I think they would have a blast seeing the big boys play since they love attending a 67’s game once a year. (I’d keep the 2 year old home and let the 3 older ones go with dad!)

8 | Allison

October 19th, 2011 at 2:12 pm


I’m a hockey-mom-in-training with my two little guys! Would love to take them! :)

9 | Chantal

October 19th, 2011 at 2:14 pm


It would be so nice to have a family outing (I would get my in-laws to babysit the baby). Also my 6yo has never been to a game. :)

10 | Heather

October 19th, 2011 at 2:35 pm


Hi – great give -away !
We would love to win these tickets! I gave birth to twin boys a month ago and our daughter (4yrs) has been very patient with our adjusted family priorities. She loves hockey and this would be a really nice thing to take her to – just for her !

11 | Cari

October 19th, 2011 at 4:37 pm


I’d love to win the tix as a surprise for my husband and an exciting night for my two kids. We’ve never been to a hockey game together before!

12 | lacoop

October 19th, 2011 at 4:47 pm


We have a friend coming from TORONTO. This would be a good opportunity to show them a great team in a great venue!

13 | Brenda A.

October 19th, 2011 at 5:40 pm


My girls (4 and 6) went nuts with excitement going to some 67’s games. They are now SO excited to move onto their first NHL game live! You can help us! Thanks for the great chance!

14 | Mark

October 19th, 2011 at 5:47 pm


This would be our first family NHL game! We are a hockey family and would truly appreciate this exciting evening out!

15 | spoonsie

October 19th, 2011 at 7:45 pm


I think this is a totally wicked prize pack. We don’t have plans as a family this week and my step son is a die hard hockey fan and has yet to see the sens. He just moved to ottawa over the summer!

Make it happen andrea!

16 | Daniel McKenna

October 19th, 2011 at 7:53 pm


My son hasn’t experienced a NHL game yet and he would think it was amazing to win tickets and get to see the SENS play.

17 | Lynn

October 19th, 2011 at 8:18 pm


Our kids have never been to a hockey game, either! I’m reading the comments here and thinking we should organize a bloggers hockey outing :).

In any case, we’d be sure to use the tickets and have a great time.

18 | Mary @ Parenthood

October 19th, 2011 at 8:29 pm


I like Lynn’s idea :) I’ve been a Sens fan since I moved to Ottawa in 1992 (93? I forget), but I’ve only ever been able to go to a couple of games. I’d love to go to another!

19 | Krista Swanson

October 19th, 2011 at 11:01 pm


Life has been crazy here lately, and my boys have been very patient with Mommy while she’s busy with her job and her writing. I’d love to surprise them with these tickets :) great giveaway girl!

20 | Tracy

October 20th, 2011 at 8:26 am


We would love to win these tickets! We have a hockey crazy 7 yr old boy and a daughter that loves her Sens. A night out at the hockey game on Saturday would be just perfect! Thanks for the contest.

21 | Wendy

October 20th, 2011 at 12:14 pm


This would be SO much fun!!!
My Granddaughter is 8, I bought her a Sens Jersey 2yrs ago to wear on Red Fridays.
She attends a school on the base.
She has never attended a Hockey game before, but LOVES to skate…lol.
We ALL love our SENS!!!!

22 | Cath

October 20th, 2011 at 12:17 pm


What a wonderful experience this would be for my husband and littles – all of whom have a keen interest in hockey!! Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity!

23 | Meghan

October 20th, 2011 at 1:02 pm


I would love to go out as a family – ALL TOGETHER! Does not seem to happen much lately – everyone goes in their seperate ways.

24 | Irene

October 20th, 2011 at 1:51 pm


Our older daughter loves hockey and has been to a few games over the years with her Dad – but it woud be great for our younger daughter to go too and see what all the fun is about :) We generally don’t do hockey games like this as a family – it’s just too expensive – so this would be a wonderful opportunity for us to share together :) Thanks for the contest!

25 | Pam

October 20th, 2011 at 4:11 pm


I would love to win to pass these tickets onto my friend and her hockey-mad twins. Go Sens!

26 | Jen

October 20th, 2011 at 4:45 pm


We’d like to win these tickets so we could all go to a Sens game. So far, we’ve only been to 67’s games and both kids are now old enough to last the whole game. Great giveaway!

27 | Muriel Mawdsley

October 20th, 2011 at 7:54 pm


My seven year old is having three friends for a sleepover that night. Imagine their excitement !

28 | OttMomGo

October 20th, 2011 at 7:56 pm


We have to leave at 6:00 am on Saturday to get Reid to her own hockey game. A trip to the Sens game would a well-earned reward for dedication, don’t you think?

29 | Justin F

October 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm


We’ve just very recently moved from Vancouver to Ottawa and have never been to a Senators game – if there is a chance to turn Canucks fans into Senators fans, I think it needs to happen right away. The sooner the better and I think Saturday night would be perfect!

30 | Nick

October 20th, 2011 at 8:08 pm


Not only would this be a great surprise for my wife but my boys would be estatic as they have never been to a game!

31 | Marti

October 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm


Our boys would be so thrilled to have this kind of night out. They have been to one 67s game and loved it.

Equally important… I would love to have this kind of night out!

32 | Miss Vicky

October 20th, 2011 at 9:14 pm


We didn’t name our son Gordie for nothing. True to his name he is nuts about hockey. His head would explode if we could go to a game together.

33 | Jodi

October 21st, 2011 at 8:41 am


A family night out will be a great way to celebrate after my two kids run in the elementary school cross country meet!

34 | Joanne

October 21st, 2011 at 8:49 am


My kids would love to attend. My ds just started his second
Season of Tim Bits IP hockey and he would love to watch the “big boys” play!

35 | Joanne

October 21st, 2011 at 8:49 am


My kids would love to attend. My ds just started his second
Season of Tim Bits IP hockey and he would love to watch the “big boys” play!

36 | Jen_nifer

October 21st, 2011 at 1:37 pm


I’d love to win these tickets because we’ve gone to Ottawa 67s games as a family, but not yet the Senators. I haven’t wanted to risk forking out the cash and then our son not getting the most out of the experience. This would be a great way to get our feet wet with NHL games as a family!

37 | Stephanie

October 21st, 2011 at 3:28 pm


I’d love to win these tickets! My son is just loves watching the games on the t.v. and being a good team player he cheers for everyone. It would be so wonderful to take him and his bff to their first NHL game together.

38 | jblatts

October 21st, 2011 at 3:42 pm


My son has been asking to go to a Sens game since he was 3. What an fantastic family night this would be. Thanks for the chance to win.

39 | Rebecca

October 21st, 2011 at 5:16 pm


I’d love to win these tickets. We can’t afford to all go as a family and it would be nice to take both our daughters to an actual sens game. Thanks for the chance!!

40 | Kerry

October 21st, 2011 at 5:54 pm


I would love to treat my Little Man to a game. He’s hockey-obsessed!

41 | Jennifer

October 21st, 2011 at 7:34 pm


We have two children ages 2 & 4 who have yet to attend a Senators game…nuff said!!

42 | Joy

October 21st, 2011 at 7:40 pm


I would love to win these tickets. If i won, i would bring my daughter and husband with me. We don’t seem to do things together enough as i would like; it would be a great evening out together. Thanks for the opportunity. Not only that, we love the Ottawa Senators!

43 | Amanda

October 21st, 2011 at 8:06 pm


My kids would love it… and they’ve never been to a sens game! They are young but love hockey, we play it in our basement.

44 | Redheadedmama

October 21st, 2011 at 9:42 pm


I have 18 minutes before the entry time closes! I hope this makes it in time :)

45 | andrea

October 21st, 2011 at 10:15 pm


Comments are closed to new entries. I’m going to do the draw right now. Stay tuned!

46 | andrea

October 21st, 2011 at 10:19 pm


The winner is commenter #16 – Daniel McKenna –
who wrote: “My son hasn’t experienced a NHL game yet and he would think it was amazing to win tickets and get to see the SENS play.”

Congratulations! I’m thrilled for you guys. Have a great time!

Thank you to the Sens for the tickets. Go Sens Go!

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