A Newbie’s Guide to a Huntsville Havoc Hockey Game

March 5, 2019 Corinne Edmiston

Havoc Hockey in Huntsville

As college football season dies down, a new season is just getting underway in the Rocket City:  Huntsville Havoc hockey. Boasting a rink at the Von Braun Center, the Minor Professional Hockey League team with a season that stretches from October through April has called Huntsville home for more than 15 years. Never been to a game before? Here’s what you should know before you go:


Pack Light

Like any sporting venue, space can be limited for onlookers. Limit the items you bring in to just the essentials, like your phone, wallet and keys. This will make for a smoother process as you go into security, and it’ll free up space around you so that other spectators can get to their seats as well. Note: Security prohibits large backpacks and umbrellas inside the venue.

Photo Credit: Chris Shimek and Bill Aycock

Get your snacks and beverages on the way into the game

With less items to carry into the arena, you can prioritize your free space for what’s really important: snacks. As you walk toward your seat, there will be multiple concessions vendors selling staples like pretzels and hot dogs and, of course, local beer. Rather than get stuck in a long line and potentially miss the puck drop, get to the game a little bit earlier, take your time pursuing the offerings, and coolly walk to your seat in time for the game.

Photo Credit: Chris Shimek and Bill Aycock

Plan ahead

One of the best parts about a minor league sports team like the Havoc is the number of special events the club can put on. Huntsville Havoc puts on a series of great theme nights so that even the youngest of fans can enjoy the night. Past 2019 season highlights have included Wizard Night for the Harry Potter lovers as well as the annual Weiner Dog Races. Still to come for fans this season is Power Rangers Night (March 8), Taco Tuesday (March 26) and Princess Night (April 5). Additionally, the club hosts several nights for charities. Find the full list of specialty nights for the season on the team’s promo calendar, here.

Photo Credit: Chris Shimek and Bill Aycock

Score a discount

There are multiple ways to score a deal ahead of a big game. Tickets for a group of 10-24 can be as low as $13, plus everyone will get a snazzy Havoc hat and a shout out on the videoboard during the game. Packages are also available for birthday parties with a birthday shout-out. Meanwhile, the staff at the Huntsville and Madison County Visitor Center have discounted tickets available for locals and visitors alike— all you have to do is pop in and ask them!

Photo Credit: Chris Shimek and Bill Aycock

Get in on the traditions

Chuck a puck, blow the bazooka air horn, and keep your eyes peeled for mascots Chaos & Rukus  (and the unofficial mascot, wolfman) — these are just a few of the top five traditions true Havoc fans rave about. The energy in the stands is contagious, and before you’ve gotten home, you’ll already be talking about your next game.


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Five feet of bubbly enthusiasm and cheesy jokes, Corinne is happiest when she’s exploring.  She’s a huge fan of hiking and kayaking, especially in the North Alabama area. But she won’t say no to a happy hour deal or a mural photo opp for Instagram. When she’s not traveling or exploring Huntsville, she’s writing for her blog Five Foot Explorer


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