6 Reasons to See Hockey in Raleigh for Valentine’s Day


checkersThe Carolina Hurricanes are on hiatus during the Winter Olympics, but PNC Arena will not be without hockey this weekend. The Canes farm team, the Charlotte Checkers, will be playing the Abbotsford Heat this Friday and Sunday. It also happens to be Valentine’s Day weekend and hockey is for lovers. So, here are six reasons you should attend the games this weekend.

1. You Hate Tradition

Valentine’s Day usually means cheesy cards and overpriced dinners at crowded restaurants. You could do something thrillingly different and get tickets to the Checkers’ game.

2.You Love to Cuddle

The arena is just chilly enough to prompt some sweet cuddling. Just be sure to pucker up for the kiss cam!

3. You’re a Penny Pincher

Why spend $50 on roses that will wilt and die? Checkers tickets start at just $15 and the goals, hits and other entertainment will be priceless.

4. You’re Single

You don’t need a date to attend a fun hockey game! Grab the guys or gals and head to PNC for a fun-filled night. You’ll never know who will be sitting near you. Hint, hint.

5. You Hate Getting Dressed Up

Cupid’s Day usually means stiff suits and uncomfortable dresses. Throw on a comfy sweatshirt or hockey jersey for a relaxed evening without the fancy garb.

6. Adrenaline is an Aphrodisiac

Do you think dinner and a movie gets the blood pumping for hot night? Let’s not fool anyone here, it does not. However, attend the Checkers games and you’ll leave the arena full of energy. I’ll let you decide how to exercise that energy. Wink, wink.

The Charlotte Checkers have many recognizable names on the roster, such as Zack Boychuk, Chris Terry, Aaron Palushaj, Jared Staal, and more! Deviant from the norm and snag some tickets to the Checkers’ game Friday and Sunday and you will fall in love with this AHL team. Happy Valentine’s Day, and remember, hockey is for lovers.

I’ll see you at the games. Feel free to tweet me @CardiacCaneKP and follow us on @CardiacCane. Let’s Go Checkers!

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