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 $11, you get one gold-level ticket to a Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees hockey game (a $20.75 value), at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. You can buy multiple Groupons for yourself, or as gifts. Choose from the following games:
- Friday, December 10, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. against the Allen Americans
- Friday, January 21, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. against the Allen Americans
- Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 7 p.m. against the Odessa Jackalopes
As members of the AA Central Hockey League and winner of the 2008–2009 award for CHL Franchise of the Year, the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees entertain local sport lovers from October through March with hard-hitting, goal-laden hockey. Piloted by head coach Chris Brooks, this season’s crop of aspiring hat-trickers look to inch closer to a playoff birth behind the strong play of assist-leader Tomas Klempa and sturdy goalie Juliano Pagliero. Your gold-level seat ensures spectacular views of every goal, penalty, and zamboni wheelie tricks, as the Killer Bees take on casual puck-tappers Allen Americans or the Odessa Jackalopes.
Adding ice fuel to the frozen hockey fire, each game day comes with an alluring incentive: On December 10, the first 1,000 fans at the game can stuff their Christmas stocking or Saint Swithin's Day turkey with a Christmas puck provided by the Valley Town Crier. January’s game features $1.50 beer night, and at the March 17 showdown the crowd will be showered with a flurry of $1 hot dogs, popcorn, or soda, as well as a Vegas vacation giveaway from AllegiantAir.