Royals Prepare For Pink in the Rink This Saturday


January 23, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals will host the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, January 26th at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre at 7:05 p.m. for the team’s second annual “Pink in the Rink” game! Proceeds from “Pink in the Rink” will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF).

Last season, the Royals’ “Pink in the Rink” game raised over $34,000 for the BCCF! The Victoria Royals would like to remind fans that tickets are still available for this Saturday’s game in-person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, by phone at 250-220-7777 and online at Family Packs of four tickets are available for $55 and include two special edition “Pink in the Rink” scarves and $10 donated back to the BCCF. Corner tickets are on sale for $16 with $3 going back to the BCCF while upper corner tickets are also available for $12 and see $2 donated back to the BCCF. All “Pink in the Rink” ticket offers are open to be purchased until Thursday evening.

In advance of Saturday’s game, the Victoria Royals will be playing a game of shinny at Uptown on Wednesday, January 23rd between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Fans are invited to Uptown’s “Pink Zone” in P1 underground parking (located below Forever 21) to meet the Royals, play shinny and get player autographs! Marty the Marmot will be on hand as well to hand out prizes including Royals’ tickets and team merchandise!

Sponsors for “Pink in the Rink” include 103.1 JACK FM, 98.5 Ocean, Times Colonist, Seafirst Insurance, Mike’s Hard Pink Lemonade, Uptown and MRI Victoria. The festivities kick off on Saturday night prior to puck drop. Special edition scarves will be for sale upon entrance for a suggested donation of $2 to the BCCF while sales of the Royals’ game night program, “The Blue Line,” will also go towards the BCCF! Mike’s Hard Pink Lemonade will be donating $1 from every drink sold at the game to the BCCF as well.

The choir from Torquay Elementary School will perform O’ Canada before the Royals welcome Dr. Brad Nelson from the BC Cancer Agency for the ceremonial puck drop Saturday night! Throughout the game, fans can bid on four limited edition pink jerseys the Royals will be wearing when they face Vancouver that night by way of a silent auction at Guest Services! Bids will be taken on Alex Gogolev, Jamie Crooks, Steven Hodges and Joe Hicketts’ jerseys until the end of the second intermission. Winners will be announced and presented with their jerseys at centre ice immediately following the game with all proceeds going to the BCCF!

Fans can also participate in the “Royals Road Trip Raffle” during Saturday night’s game for a chance to win up to four tickets, accommodation from Accent Inns, gas vouchers from Peninsula Co-Op, food from Old Dutch and beverages from Coca-Cola to see the Royals play on the road! Enter for your chance to see the Royals visit the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday, March 5th, the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday, March 6th or the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, March 9th! All proceeds benefit the BCCF.

During the game, fans will be able to purchase tickets for the End of the Roll 50/50 draw and foam pucks for the Old House Village Chuck-A-Puck. Prizes for the evening’s Chuck-A-Puck will include a one-night stay and spa treatment for two courtesy of Old House Village, a Family 4-Pack to the Royal BC Museum and two adult day lift passes from Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Beats by Dre Headphones, a Go Pro camera courtesy of Mike’s Hard Pink Lemonade as well as two tickets to see Rhianna live at Rogers Arena on April 1st with round-trip flights for two from Harbour Air and accommodations provided by Accent Inns! Proceeds from the evening’s End of the Roll 50/50 and the Old House Village Chuck-A-Puck will support the BCCF.

The first intermission at “Pink in the Rink” will see a local cancer survivor have the chance to shoot 10 pucks into an empty net with Seafirst Insurance donating $250 to the BCCF for every goal scored! The second intermission will give two fans a chance to compete in RBC Crunch Time for the opportunity to win a $100 preloaded VISA card from RBC!

Immediately following the game, fans are encouraged to participate in a live jersey auction where Patrik Polivka, Brandon Magee, Tyler Stahl and Marty the Marmot will raffle their special edition pink jerseys right off their backs! Fans can look for the Royals’ promotional staff during the live auction in order to place their bids. Full jersey auction details are available at All proceeds will support the BCCF once again.

We are Royal Blue! Are you? Guarantee yourself the best seats for upcoming Royals games by visiting, calling 250-220-7777 or visiting the Select Your Tickets box-office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Mini-Packs, Vouchers and special rates for groups of 10+ are available by visiting or calling 250-220-7889.