Hockey Game Day Trip

Day 1

 

Day 1

Hello Camp Courageous!

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The Travel Group had a fantastic time at Mystique Community Ice Center, where we watched the Dubuque Fighting Saints battle the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders! We started the trip, picking up all 6 travelers in Coralville.

unspecified-1 Once everyone was checked in I told the travelers that I had a surprise for them!IMG_3125 They were going to have the opportunity to go down to the tunnel and high five all of the Fighting Saints players and they went back out on the ice after intermission!!!IMG_3124 I also told them that it was Mascot Mania night so there were going to be a lot of mascots walking around to visit and take pictures with! The Travelers were pumped!!!

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We made our way to Dubuque and arrived around 6pm. We hadn’t even made it to our seats before we ran into quite a few mascots so we took advantage and snapped some pictures!IMG_3148 Once we found our seats, we grabbed some food and watched the game!IMG_3118 We had great seats! We had a great view of the game and we were close to all of the mascots that were walking around the area! Many of the mascots stopped to visit and take pictures with our group!
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At the end of the first period we made our way over to Fan Services to get ready for our special high five experience! We were escorted downstairs and positioned at the tunnel near the locker room for the Fighting Saints.IMG_3130
IMG_3133We ran into veteran travelers, Katie Stephan and John Larkin at the game so we invited them to join us in the tunnel. The players came out of the locker room and lined up right in front of us! The Travelers were waving and cheering!!IMG_3138
IMG_3174Once the Fighting Saints were announced, the players went through the tunnel high-fiving the group as they went! The Travelers loved this experience!!unspecified-2
IMG_3173After some more pictures with mascots on the way out, we headed back to our seats to watch the game!
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IMG_3166The Rough Riders scored near the end of the third period tying up the game and sending us into overtime! There was so much excitement in the arena! IMG_3161With 1:10 left in overtime, the Fighting Saints scored and won the game 2-1. The arena went wild, everyone was cheering and clapping! IMG_3155
IMG_3154We hopped back on the bus and made our way back to camp. Everyone was picked up on time.IMG_3160
IMG_3157We had such a great time the game! Everyone was so nice and helpful, making sure our group was happy with our experience!
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