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Ice Hockey stag weekends: What to expect

The late, great Bill Shankly once said of football that it wasn’t a life or death matter, it was much more important than that. And that attitude is exactly how Scandinavian and Eastern European countries feel about Ice Hockey. And that passion has made it a hugely popular activity for our stags out there. If you thought skating around on the ice was all about figure skating and stupid leotards you’ll be in for a surprise when we send you to a live ice-hockey game. You’ll quickly realise this is a real men’s game. Unlike the Premier League when players fall over every few seconds without getting touched – Ice Hockey players are encouraged to get in very real brawls, you’ll probably see a few teeth flying! You’ll quickly get into the swing of things and we’ll even throw in a few beers to get you into the proper hockey watching mood.

It’s not just watching the game, in many locations we also offer you the opportunity to take part and get on the ice yourself. If your only experience of ice-skating is a few first dates when you were much younger you’ll be in for a surprise, Ice Hockey is a fast and furious sport that’ll see you knocked on your arse a few times, especially if you’re on a stag with a few extra competitive mates. Either way you’ll leave your stag with a newfound appreciation for ice hockey and a new sport to get into!

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Chances are if you’re on our stag weekend ice hockey page then you’re looking for something ice hockey related and because we know that some of you would rather watch and actually participate we’ve got two different options for you.

Bratislava

This is the more active of the two options: this is where you and the lads actually get to play the ice hockey. You will get a guide who will tell you all about the history of the game and the stadium as well as give you some tips and pointers. Equipment, so all the pads, sticks, helmets and the ever important puck. A referee who will oversee the game to make sure there is no cheating and that the rules are adhered to.  Finally, you will get the ice rink reserved for two hours, so you will get the real experience! Just make sure you bring some warmer clothes for the rink and a change for after (just in case you slip and your clothes get wet from the ice.)

Brno 

For this version you will get to sit back and watch some ice hockey instead of falling over trying to play it! You and the group will get tickets to a Czech ice-hockey league match. So you can see how the pros play it without breaking an arm or breaking a sweat. Don’t know how the game is played? Fear not: we will supply you with a guide who will be with you for the duration of the activity. Plus we’ll also throw in one beer each per group member so you’ll get to quench your thirst as your shouting and screaming at the team you’re cheering for.

 

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