Hockey is the fastest paced of all major sports because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to see the Charleston Fire Department take on the visiting Boston Fire Department on Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m. (a $20 value).
Taking place in the Carolina Ice Palace in North Charleston, the charity event will pit the hard-hitting smoke-eaters of the Charleston Fire Department against their Beantown brethren. Fresh off their victory over the FDNY hockey team, the Charleston men's team will challenge their visiting opponents with furious fore-checks and stinging slapshots.
Along with helping to fund the CFD's trip to the national hockey tournament later this year, a portion of the night's proceeds will be donated to the IAFF Local 61's benevolence fund that helps local members travel to out-of-state funerals for fallen comrades. While your two tickets ($10 each) grant you general-admission seating, they do not entitle you to use your halligan as a converted vuvuzela or to take a postgame victory lap in the rescue truck as if it were a rosy zamboni.
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