Royals today announced their inaugural Hockey Hooky Day

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(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals today announced their inaugural Hockey Hooky Day to take place on Tuesday, February 17th vs. the Moose Jaw Warriors at 12:05 p.m.

Hockey Hooky Day is the Royals first ever weekday matinee game and is a fun and unique hockey experience that will be a Field Trip of a Lifetime for the many school classes in attendance and also the Businessman’s Special for the corporate crowd.

“Our initial intention was to partner with local schools on a field trip to the arena for a game, complete with a well-constructed educational component, the way other WHL cities have successfully held these games,” Royals’ General Manager Cameron Hope said. “Then, as we secured the school groups, feedback came in from fans about how this event also provides an opportunity for others in the community to see a game.  Members of the hospitality industry, post-secondary students, and others who may have time on weekday afternoons, but conflicts in the evening. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the support for the idea, and the feedback from local businesses and season ticket holders who like the idea of an extended lunch for great live hockey.”

For schools the Field Trip of a Lifetime combines the fun of a hockey game with an educational component. In addition to lesson plans that were sent to the school, students attending the game will also receive a workbook on arrival to the rink. Throughout the game students will be able to participate in educational activities on the jumbotron by completing their workbooks. Classes that still want to get involved can purchase a discounted ticket and lunch package by calling the Royals’ Ticket Office 250-220-7889.

Save-On-Foods is also offering a chance for multiple classes to win tickets to the game by entering the Big Class Breakaway contest. Full details on the Field Trip of a Lifetime including lesson plans and contest details are available by

Local businesses are also encouraged to take advantage of the matinee contest by taking an extended lunch. The Businessman’s Special provides businesses an opportunity for team building and to connect with clients while enjoying the game. Special group rates in club and side seating are available by calling 250-220-7889 or visiting

Whether you’re coming to a game with your sports team, co-workers, or friends, group together to save big and earn fun incentives. Discounted rates start at 10 or more people and include a welcome message on the jumbotron. Arrange for 30 or more tickets and receive a $25 credit to the Royals Team Store and two tickets to a future game in a suite. Get your tickets in advance by calling 250-220-7777 or visiting at