Edmonton Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays

I am the product of a very sports-crazed family. There’s a photo of me, just a few days old, watching the World Series with my dad; 1988 launched for me a love affair with the Olympics that continues to this day; and I was lucky enough to grow up in the Oilers’ dynasty years.

Occasionally Dad would take me to an Oilers game at Northlands Coliseum. The chance to see the 80’s Oilers in person was a coveted opportunity for fans of all ages – but it was especially magical to me for two very important reasons: I got to stay up way past my bedtime, and Dad would buy me an Oreo Cookie ice cream sandwich, a treat that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Priorities.

Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays

Rogers Place, Home of the Oilers and Oil Kings, photo by Jill Footz

Fast forward a few decades, and my daughters now have the privilege of visiting Rogers Place, one of the most famous arenas in the world. Oilers’ ticket prices are a little steep for a writer’s salary, but the Edmonton Oil Kings offer an alternative that makes hockey games much more accessible for families. Our visit of choice is always the Edmonton Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays.

The Sunday games are great – they start at an earlier hour (often 4 pm), feature a Kids’ Funzone during intermission, and showcase Louie, the team’s lion mascot, in a prominent role on the sidelines.

Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays

The Oil Kings Kidzone, photo by Jill Footz

The Kidzone is an event in itself. Located in Ford Hall, it features bouncy castles and obstacle courses, as well as a hockey shootout challenge, video game consoles set up for NHL ’19, face painting, and a balloon artist. What’s even better, the Funzone activities are free with your admission ticket!

Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays

Oil Kings Funzone, photo by Jill Footz

Fans enjoy a top notch on-ice product, as well as in-game bonuses like the t-shirt cannon, kiss-cam, prizes for loudest fans, and of course, the antics of Louie, known in our house as “the dance lion”.

Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays

Louie, the Oil Kings Mascot, photo from oilkings.ca

These games are well attended by throngs of young, excited fans. The Oil Kings offer group tickets experiences for minor sports teams, school groups, and performance groups. There are birthday party packages, as well as a handful of special promotional games, like the Teddy Bear Toss night every December, and the Hockey Hooky weekday game in February.

Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays

Oil Kings vs. Rebels, Sun, Dec 30, 2018, photo from oilkings.ca

After attending an Oil Kings Family Fun Sunday game, I asked my daughters what their favourite parts of the “game” were, and received the following answers: 1 – the popcorn, 2 – the bouncy castles and 3 – the balloon swords.

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Balloon swords! Photo by Jill Footz

Sounds kind of like that little girl who thought ice cream was greater than Gretzky. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays

Hockey and popcorn! Photo by Jill Footz

Edmonton Oil Kings Family Fun Sundays:

Family Fun Sunday Home Games in 2019/2020:

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 4 pm
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 4 pm
  • Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 4 pm
  • Sunday, December 1, 2019 – 4 pm
  • Sunday, January 5, 2020 – 2 pm
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 – 4 pm
  • Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 4 pm

See Oil Kings Schedule for a list of all games. Find special promotional games here!
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 – 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Website: oilkings.ca

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