CLINTON — Area residents are encouraged to sign up for a chance to get tickets to the pre-season National Hockey League game at the Clinton Arena Tuesday, Sept. 25 featuring the Buffalo Sabres versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.
More than half of the tickets will be given to the community’s youth skaters. Of the remaining tickets, almost 30 percent will be available to the public by random drawings.
Here are the rules:
People must sign up for the drawings in person at Clinton Arena. The two times to do so are Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Everyone signing up must show ID that includes their home address. Entrants must be age 18 or older; proof of age might be required for verification. Only one entry is allowed per household.
Three categories of drawings are set: Residents of the Town of Kirkland, Residents of Oneida County excluding the Town of Kirkland, and all others. Entrants will be entered in only one category. The majority of tickets will go to Town of Kirkland residents.
Each winning entrant will be given two tickets. To enter the drawing, each entrant must fill out a ballot. The ballot must include the name of the second person. If left blank, the winning entrant will only be given one ticket.
Once the two sign-up periods end, the Clinton Hockeyville Local Organizing Committee will conduct the drawings until all tickets are assigned. Winning entrants will be notified on the Clinton Arena-Kraft Hockeyville page by 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and posted by that time at the Clinton Arena.
All those attending the game must pick up their tickets in person at the Clinton Arena. Tentative dates are Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. Identification is required by everyone to claim their tickets. Special arrangements can be made as needed. All tickets must be picked up by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 or be forfeited.
Tickets are provided by the NHL free of charge. Anyone who attempts to sell or give a ticket to someone else will have the ticket revoked. Identification will be required to show ticket ownership to enter the game.
All tickets will be assigned a seat in the arena and correspond with a ticket holder’s name. A limited number of standing spots will be available. Entrants can indicate a preference for a standing spot on the ballot. Those needing disability access can also indicate that on their ballot.
A list of stand-by tickets will also be drawn in case of last-minute ticket availability.
A full list of these rules is available at the Kirkland Town Hall and Clinton Arena.
The arena’s seating is limited.