Rapid City Rush bring back fan-favorite event to the arena
This year, the Rapid City Rush have brought back a previously-held event to get people in game mode: Hockey and Heels. Fans gathered for the event at the arena’s Aspen Room and spent the evening with games, food, drinks, and even hockey lesson from the players themselves.
“I think everyone loves a ladies night, right? To go out with your girls, have some fun, and enjoy some hockey Q and A,” Vice President of Business Development for the Rapid City Rush Valerie Webster said. “So, I think that was kind of part of it and for people to learn more about our players besides on the ice. So for us, that was just kind of the goal, to have a fun evening out for the ladies. Make it a fun time and get them to learn a little bit more about the Rush.”
The event itself is nothing new to the team and the area. Rush officials held the event some years in the past, but revived the event to try and re-ignite its popularity with the team’s new affiliate this year.
“It was done previously for a couple of years, but we haven’t done it in at least like four or five years,” Webster said. “So we were really excited to bring it back, try something new and really give an opportunity for women who maybe don’t know much about hockey or don’t know much about the Rush for them to come down in a more comfortable environment and learn a little bit more about us.
Rush officials are also looking to speak with their parent team, the Calgary Flames, about any new events they can bring the area. Their hope is that events that the Wranglers and Flames have at their games might work with Rush fans.