Tickets for the Ross Venus Testimonial game on Tuesday 25th February (7.30pm) at the SkyDome Arena are on sale now.
The game will celebrate Ross’ ten years of outstanding contribution to the Coventry Blaze and all profits will go to the 25-year-old
The price of tickets is as follows:
Concessions (OAP/Student): £10
They can be purchased ONLINE by calling 02476 630693 or visit the SkyDome box office.
If you are a current Blaze sponsor with seats in Block 13, these have been held for you and can be purchased by calling the box office on 02476 630693 or visit them in person. All other seats are open to general sale.
All of the current Blaze team will ice in the game, as well as a number of former stars who either played with Ross or had an influence on his career.
These names include Matty Soderstrom, Liam Stewart, Ash Tait, Russ Cowley and now also confirmed Ryan O’Marra.
The new and old Blaze will be mixed into two teams, with each roster being selected by team Captain’s Danny Stewart and James Pease.
DRAFT PICK NIGHT (Monday 24th February)
On the night before the testimonial game, Monday 24th February, Danny and James will select their teams from the available players at a fun ‘draft pick’ night to be held at The Golden Cross (8 Hay Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RF). This event is for over-18’s only beginning at 7pm. The entrance fee for this is a minimum of £3 per-head, but you can donate more for Ross on the door if you wish.
BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR THE DRAFT NIGHT
If you want to come to the draft pick night and enjoy a sociable night with the current Blaze players and select stars of the past, please register your attendance (HERE). Payment can be made on the door (in-cash only). Spaces are LIMITED so please make sure you register early to avoid disappointment.
On the night of the testimonial game, there will be two periods of 20 minutes 5-on-5.
The winners of the game will gain the bragging rights before a unique shoot-out will take place with each player quickly taking a turn to beat the goalie.
If a player scores, they get to stand aside in relief as the non-scorers join the queue to shoot again.
The game continues until there is one player left (for each team). The shame will be made worse as the two players left will have to carry out a forfeit, either getting egged like Liam Stewart or an ice bucket dumped over their head. The forfeits will be carried out by our Sponsors West Midlands Leisure Ltd (WML) on the ice (find out more).
The WML shoot-out game is inspired by one that the Blaze play in training each Friday with the loser having to buy doughnuts. It’s great fun, and will be very entertaining for those who come to support the evening.
Other games, skills completions etc will also take place in the time remaining and then fans will get an opportunity to Skate with all of the players for around 30 minutes.
This will be free to anyone with a ticket. If you need to hire skates you can via the Planet Ice skate hut for £3.
The opportunity to skate with so many Blaze legends won’t come again, so we hope you can make it and get your skates on with Ross and all of his guests.