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Rockets to host Memorial Cup Season Kick Off Tailgate Party ahead of home opener

September 16, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kelowna Rockets News Release

Rocky, after the Kelowna Rockets mascot
Rocky, after the Kelowna Rockets mascot
(Kelowna Rockets, Credit: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets)

The Kelowna Rockets will start their season off with a bang as the team will host a tail gate party ahead of Saturday night's home opener against the Spokane Chiefs.

From 4:00pm to 7:00pm fans are encouraged to attend the party beside the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Entry is $5.00 for adults, children are free with an adult. Season ticket holders will get in free when they show their opening night ticket at the gate.

There will be beer gardens, food trucks, live music and dancing as well as door prizes. The 2004 Memorial Cup Championship game will also be shown on a big screen TV. Rocky Raccoon will be in attendance.

The home opener will also double as the Rockets Canadian Cancer Society Pink in the Rink game.

It's the tenth season in a row that the Rockets have hosted the game, the event benefits the Canadian Cancer Society. The game-worn jerseys, which feature a special ten-year shoulder patch, will be up for auction with the money raised going to the CIBC Run for the Cure.

Pink glow wristbands will be handed out to fans in attendance, they're also encouraged to wear pink to the game. Tickets are on sale at, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

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Rocky, after the Kelowna Rockets mascot
Rocky, after the Kelowna Rockets mascot

(Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets)

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