Hockey combines the speed of basketball, the hard hits of football, and the glistening blades of competitive shaving. Study frozen fusion with this GrouponLive deal to see the Charlotte Checkers play at Time Warner Cable Arena. For $50, you get one ticket for seating right behind the glass, marked in green on the chart (a $100 value). This Groupon is valid for section 108, which features bar-stool style seating. Choose from the following games:
- Against the Chicago Wolves on Tuesday, November 6, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Peoria Rivermen on Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Oklahoma City Barons on Saturday, November 24, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Oklahoma City Barons on Sunday, November 25, at 3 p.m.
Heading into their third season as Charlotte's hometown hockey team, the Checkers take on three of their Western Conference rivals in the American Hockey League. As the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team features a roster of potential NHL stars, including wingmen Chris Terry, who led the team in 2011–12 with 59 points, and Jerome Samson, who donned a Canes jersey for 16 games last season, scoring two goals despite being new to the NHL's 400-pound pucks.
As fans seated directly behind the boards lend their support by drawing up backwards plays on the fogged-up glass, mascot Chubby entertains the crowd by dancing and riding four-wheelers on the ice at intermission. The first 5,000 fans to enter Time Warner Cable Arena on November 9 receive a free magnet schedule, and after the matinee game on November 25, supporters can head down to the rink to skate with the team and help them blow-dry the ice until it's gone.
Though Charlotte Checkers history dates back nearly a half-century, today's Checkers made their AHL debut just recently in 2010. As the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team breeds young talent capable of performing in a professional environment while withstanding gale-force winds. Fans at Time Warner Cable Arena lend their support by drawing up backwards plays on the fogged-up glass, and mascot Chubby entertains the crowd by dancing and riding four-wheelers on the ice at intermission.