(Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals hockey is officially back in action, and this season there’s a long list of themed events that fans won’t want to miss!

Though the Royals home-opener kicked off on a not-so-spectacular foot with a 5-0 loss to the visiting Vancouver Giants, the club hopes to hit the ground running (skating?) with this full lineup of fan-friendly games.

From beer and bratwurst to a Halloween Spooktacular, here are six must-see Victoria Royals happening at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre this month:

Not-So-Spring Fling

Friday, October 8th

Social media “Frosh Week” will lead Victorians to “Pledge” their loyalty to the Blue in this collegiate inspired evening.


Saturday, October 9th

Enjoying the company of others with beer, music and bratwurst!

Tasty Tuesday

Tuesday, October 12th

“Cheap eats” at SOFMC concessions allows fans to indulge in the game and their favorite treats at a favorable price. Friends don’t let friends miss out on these deals.

Way Back Wednesday – 60s Night

Wednesday, October 13th

First throwback done in style, going back to the 60’s black and white HNIC era of television, bright and bold patterns as well as Woodstock inspired fashion in the stands. Peace!

Esports & Tech Night

Friday, October 22nd

Each year, EA Sports launches the new NHL game in early Oct. This season, the Royals delight gamers by celebrating Esports all around SOFMC.

Royals Halloween Spooktacular on Outdoors Night

Saturday, October 23rd

Celebrate Halloween by partaking in the Royals’ Frighteningly Fun Trick-or-Treat around SOFMC. A nightmarishly amusing evening for kids big and small, on Outdoors night no less!


Single-game tickets for all of the above games are available online and at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre box office.

Ticket prices start at $25 for students, seniors and corner seats, $30 for sides and ring, and go up to $39 for Premium Club seating.

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will be welcoming a half-capacity crowd, in accordance with provincial public health guidelines. Additionally, the arena will require all employees and guests born 2009 or earlier to show proof of vaccination before entering.

Guests required to show proof of full (two dose) vaccination by providing their vaccine passport plus ID.

Those that are 12 and over will also be required to wear a mask at all times.

The Victoria Royals will take on the Kelowna Rockets this weekend in back-to-back games at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.

The two teams first meet Friday at 7:05 p.m. for the Royals “Not-so-Spring Fling” which promises to be a night of collegiate fun and Royals pride. Then on Saturday, also at 7:05 p.m., the team celebrates Octoberfest with their very own version of “Hocktoberfest” featuring a $10 royal dog, pretzel and sauerkraut concession offer and special performances from Victoria’s Edelweiss Club.

Victoria Royals vs. Kelowna Rockets

  • When: Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th; puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • Tickets: Available online and at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre box office

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