Originally invented by bored henchmen looking to pass the time at Doctor Berserko’s secret Antarctic lair, hockey has since overtaken polo and unicycle jousting as America's pastime. Hop on the bandwagon with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get two tickets to any regular-season San Jose State Spartans hockey game at Sharks Ice at San Jose. Non-student tickets cost $8, so this Groupon is worth up to $16. This Groupon is not valid for the national tournament, and both tickets must be used on the same day.
Since they were first united in 1990 by hockey, the Spartans have pucked their way through stellar seasons and several appearances at the ACHA National Championships. A pair of tickets to any upcoming home game (excluding the national tournament) is an ideal way for two pals to bond over ice-based sporting violence. So far, all four games they've played at home have resulted in Spartan-style hockey domination, and opponent after opponent has wandered home dragging their sticks between their legs. The team gathers for their ice wars at Sharks Ice—otherwise known as the U.S.S. Spartan, thanks to a submarine klaxon's ear-crushing ah-woogas—and plays on the north rink, which on game nights often overflows with upwards of 1,000 fans cheering for faster breakaways, sneakier behind-the-goal goals, and more entertaining mascot brawls.
The Sharks Ice facility boasts four NHL-sized rinks, a video arcade, and a sports bar filled with delicious grilled options, pizza, and drinks. Customers can trade in their Groupon at the ticket table on game day, then march into the stands and yell for the Spartans as they defend their ice from the invading force of anachronistic Persian pucks.
Not valid with other offers. Final regular-season game is on February 25, 2011.