Flyers anticipate exciting new season ahead

Fife Flyers will hit the ice on August 31 in a pre-season warm-up match against Dundee Stars

Fife Flyers will hit the ice on August 31 in a pre-season warm-up match against Dundee Stars

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THE countdown to the new ice hockey season started this week with the release of the official fixture lists.

Fife Flyers will hit the ice on the weekend of August 31 and September 1 for home and away challenge matches against Dundee Stars.

One week later, on Saturday, September 7, the Fife Ice Arena team will begin their Elite League (EIHL) campaign at home to Cardiff Devils.

Flyers will then kick-off their Challenge Cup bid the following night against Edinburgh Capitals at Murrayfield.

The EIHL will once again be split into two conferences, with Flyers competing in the Gardiner Conference alongside Braehead, Dundee, Edinburgh and Hull.

The Erhardt Conference will include Belfast, Nottingham, Coventry, Cardiff and Sheffield. The final weekend of the regular season will be March 22 and 23, with the play-offs commencing the following weekend.

Flyers have also confirmed pay-at-the gate prices for next season. The adult entry will be £16, while senior citizens and students will pay £11. Children under 16 will be charged £9.

Tickets bought on or before the Tuesday immediately preceding the weekend game will be discounted by £1.

A variety of season ticket packages are available with the cheapest being the standard 26-league game pass which costs: Adult - £365; Senior Citizen/Student - £240; Child - £190. A family discount of £75 will be given on a third, and any subsequent season ticket purchased.

Gold, silver and bronze passes are also available for the season as follows: Bronze Pass (26 league and four challenge cup games plus 10 per cent discount in The Flyers Shop) - £415; Silver Pass (26 league and four challenge cup games plus 10 per cent discount in The Flyers Shop and complimentary match night magazine) - £460; Gold Pass (all league and challenge cup Games including semi-finals and finals plus 15 per cent discount in The Flyers Shop, complimentary match night magazine and framed team photograph) - £490.

A ten-game flexi-pass with no reserved seating is also available for: Adult - £145; Senior Citizen/Student - £95; Child - £80.

Application forms can be downloaded from www.fifeflyers.co.uk.

Fife Flyers full fixture list for season 2013/14:

(fixtures league games unless stated)

Sat Aug 31 Dundee Stars (H) Challenge

Sun Sep 1 Dundee Stars (A) Challenge

Sat Sep 7 Cardiff Devils (H)

Sun Sep 8 Edinburgh Capitals (A) Cup

Sat Sep 14 Nottingham Panthers (H)

Sun Sep 15 Coventry Blaze (A)

Sat Sep 21 Coventry Blaze (H)

Sat Sep 28 Braehead Clan (H) Cup

Sat Oct 5 Edinburgh Capitals (H) Cup

Sat Oct 12 Hull Stingrays (H)

Sun Oct 13 Dundee Stars (A) Cup

Sat Oct 19 Sheffield Steelers (H)

Sun Oct 20 Edinburgh Capitals (A)

Sat Oct 26 Sheffield Steelers (A)

Sun Oct 27 Cardiff Devils (A)

Sat Nov 2 Sheffield Steelers (H)

Sun Nov 3 Nottingham Panthers (A)

Sat Nov 9 Nottingham Panthers (H)

Sun Nov 10 Dundee Stars (A)

Sat Nov 16 Dundee Stars (H) Cup

Sun Nov 17 Belfast Giants (H) Cup

Sat Nov 23 Braehead Clan (A) League/Cup

Sun Nov 24 Braehead Clan (H)

Sat Nov 30 Coventry Blaze (H)

Sun Dec 1 Sheffield Steelers (A)

Sat Dec 7 Hull Stingrays (H)

Sun Dec 8 Coventry Blaze (A)

Fri Dec 13 Belfast Giants (A) League/Cup

Sat Dec 14 Braehead Clan (H)

Sat Dec 21 Braehead Clan (A)

Sun Dec 22 Hull Stingrays (H)

Thu Dec 26 Edinburgh Capitals (H)

Sat Dec 28 Dundee Stars (H)

Sun Dec 29 Dundee Stars (A)

Tue Dec 31 Edinburgh Capitals (A)

Sat Jan 4 Edinburgh Capitals (H)

Sun Jan 5 Hull Stingrays (A)

Sat Jan 11 Dundee Stars (H)

Sun Jan 12 Dundee Stars (A)

Fri Jan 17 Braehead Clan (A)

Sat Jan 18 Edinburgh Capitals (H)

Sat Jan 25 Cardiff Devils (H)

Sat Feb 1 Hull Stingrays (A)

Sun Feb 2 Edinburgh Capitals (A)

Wed Feb 5 Hull Stingrays (A)

Sat Feb 8 Belfast Giants (A)

Sun Feb 9 Dundee Stars (H)

Sat Feb 15 Braehead Clan (H)

Sun Feb 16 Hull Stingrays (H)

Sat Feb 22 Edinburgh Capitals (A)

Sun Feb 23 Cardiff Devils (A)

Tue Feb 25 Dundee Stars (H)

Sat Mar 1 Belfast Giants (H)

Sat Mar 8 Edinburgh Capitals (H)

Sun Mar 9 Nottingham Panthers (A)

Wed Mar 12 Hull Stingrays (A)

Sat Mar 15 Belfast Giants (H)

Sun Mar 16 Dundee Stars (A)

Sat Mar 22 Braehead Clan (A)

Sun Mar 23 Braehead Clan (H)