THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! No tickets will be available at the door. Check back on our social media pages for ways to win your way into the 'Dome on Thursday.
Doors open - 3:00 p.m.
Women's game puck drop - 4:00 p.m.
Men's game puck drop - 6:45 p.m.
BE A GOOD FAN
A reminder to all those in attendance to be a good fan while enjoying this event so that others may also have a great experience! Please show respect to other fans, staff, ushers, officials and anyone else whom you may interact with. All of the rules of the Scotiabank Saddledome are in effect at this event - for details, click here.
Further, as this is an institutional event, all students will be held to the policies listed in the MRU Student Code of Conduct - for details, click here.
There will be a strict no backpack policy in place for the Crowchild Classic. Please do not arrive with a backpack or you will not gain entry into the event.
HOW TO GET THERE
Leaving West Residence
3:30 PM - White Bus
4:30 PM – White Bus
5:00 PM – Grey Bus
5:30 PM - White Bus
6:00 PM – Grey Bus
6:30 PM – White Bus
Leaving East Residence
3:30 PM – Blue Bus
4:30 PM – Blue Bus
5:30 PM – Blue Bus
6:30 PM – Blue Bus
Return Bus to MRU from the Saddledome: drop off at both residence' locations
9:15 PM – Grey bus
9:30 PM – Blue bus
10:00 PM – Grey bus
Wherever you are coming from, Calgary Transit has you covered. Whether it is by train or by bus, you can easily plan your trip to the 'Dome. Click the link below to Plan-A-Trip. Click here for more information.
Parking is available at the Scotiabank Saddledome and Stampede Park for $15.
Parking is available on a limited event-by-event basis in the Scotiabank Saddledome lots on the north side of the Saddledome located off 14th Avenue and 5th Street S.E. Cost per vehicle is at the prevailing rate, with no in-out privileges. Please call Customer Service at (403) 777-4646 (Option #1) or e-mail email@example.com to inquire on the prevailing rates. There is also additional vehicle parking on Stampede Park, immediately adjacent to the Scotiabank Saddledome or at a number of private lots in the area (not affiliated with the Scotiabank Saddledome or the Calgary Flames).
A lucky student from MRU will win their tuition for the 2018-19 school year at the game! In order to be eligible to win, you must be wearing Cougars gear and in the COUGARS section of the stands.
GET YOUR GEAR
The Mount Royal University Bookstore will be making special COUG WEAR for this year's game. Special pricing for students so you can show your school pride. Visit the bookstore on the week of the event, to pick up your gear - including a specially made FAN JERSEY!
MOUNT ROYAL ALUMNI
Be one of the first 100 alumni to register here, and receive an exclusive MRU Alumni gift pack.
MEN'S HOCKEY ALUMNI
Men's Hockey alumni are invited to a reception from 4-6:45pm in the Club Boardroom. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN'S HOCKEY ALUMNI
The women's hockey team will be hosting a suite for their team's alumni. For more information please contact email@example.com
HISTORY OF THE EVENT
The Crowchild Classic is now officially one of the marquee events on the annual Canadian U SPORTS calendar.
On Jan. 21, 2016, the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University packed a total of 12,859 fans into the Scotiabank Saddledome, breaking the U SPORTS hockey regular season attendance record of 8,882, set at the 2015 event. The game was also the best-attended game between two U SPORTS teams ever, surpassing the 1968 national championship game between Alberta and Loyola at the Montreal Forum.
In the first installment of the rivalry game in 2012, the Crowchild Classic broke a 42-year-old Canada West record, and in just four short years the game has become a fixture on the Calgary sports scene.
The previous U SPORTS record was set in 2007 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, when 5,346 saw McGill take on Concordia. The Crowchild Classic now holds the top three attendances in U SPORTS men’s hockey regular season play.
The event consists of a doubleheader in women's and men's hockey between the Cougars and Dinos. Annually, both schools have had excellent turnouts from students, staff, faculty, and alumni, capping the Crowchild Classic – an annual competition between the two universities.
Each year the evening is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Flames and the Flames Foundation, who gave the Cougars and Dinos the opportunity to play in an NHL facility with the full Flames entertainment experience.