By offering a reduced ticket price for school classes, the Organizing Committee wants to help raise the appeal of sports in general and ice hockey in particular for all children and youths. Classes from the first to ninth grades and teams of young talents up to 16 years of age were eligible for the promotion.
The offer covers the following:
• Ticket for a game in the Preliminary, Qualification or Relegation Round in Category 2 seating
• Public transportation to and from the game on the day of play
• Guided tour of the Arena including a stop backstage
• Lunch pack in the Event Zone
By end January 2009 when the offer elapsed, some 10,000 schoolchildren had registered to take advantage of the special offer. The Organizing Committee is truly delighted to be welcoming so many youngsters to Switzerland's greatest sports event of the year!