It’s ice hockey season in the Lake George Area! Support the hometown team and cheer on the ECHL Adirondack Thunder. Whether you’re a hockey fanatic or want to break the ice, here is all the excitement you can expect from a family-friendly ADK Thunder hockey game at the Cool Insuring Arena! The Adirondack Thunder is an NHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. Based in Glens Falls, their home games are played at the Cool Insuring Arena.

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Do you want a bird’s-eye view or to get close to the action? By purchasing your tickets ahead of time through Ticketmaster on the Adirondack Thunder website you are guaranteed the seats you want. Already in downtown? Head right over to the Cool Insuring Arena ticket booths, great seats will still be available on game night. Arriving at least 30 minutes before the game is ideal to find parking close by. Click here to find upcoming games. 

Before the first faceoff is the perfect time to browse the ADK Thunder merchandise store located right inside the arena doors. Get your replica jerseys, apparel, hats, and novelties to show team spirit. Decked out in your new gear you’ll fit right in with the sea of red in the stands.

Imported ImageHead to your seats as the lights dim and the ADK Thunder hit the ice with a spectacular pyrotechnics show. The players glide up and down the ice, battling for control of the puck and taking shots at the goal. Not only will you be fully entertained by all the action of the game, but also the graphics, music, and announcer commentary.

Imported ImageBetween periods is a good time to grab a snack or drink from the concession stands located around the concourse – hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, nachos, and pretzels are always the easy go-tos to munch on while watching the game. At the main concessions and at draft stands throughout the concourse you will also find a selection of beers and local crafts brews. Or, fans can head down underneath the stands to the pub in Heritage Hall anytime throughout the night.

During intermissions there is also entertainment at center ice. If they’re up for it, fans of all ages get pulled from the stands to participate in things like hockey shootouts and races with gear on. You might get lucky and catch a free t-shirt during a t-shirt toss or win the grand prize during a raffle. And, don’t be shy to show off your best dance moves when caught on the jumbotron!

Imported ImageAttend a theme night that benefits local charities. The players sport special jerseys and there are one-night-only promotions and giveaways for fans. Some of these events for the 2022-23 season include/included: Military Appreciation Night, Teddy Bear Toss Night, Miracle on Ice Night, Double Dare/Nickelodeon Day, Pucks for Paws, Thunder Kid’s Day, Law Enforcement Night, and Stick it to Cancer Weekend.

Imported ImageWhen attending any game, don’t leave without getting a picture with Gunnar! The high-spirited ADK Thunder mascot does rounds in the stands throughout the night, hyping up the crowd, participating in all the antics, and giving out high-fives and hugs to young hockey fans.

But, the night doesn’t have to end there, head to downtown restaurants and pubs to celebrate an ADK Thunder victory! 

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