Monday, December 16, 2013 - Submitted by Melbourne Ice
The Medibank Melbourne Ice are excited to announce the signing of a partnership with Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces for the 2014 season.
The partnership will include several fantastic deals for Melbourne Ice members, including one free ticket to next Wednesday’s ABL All-Star Game, a discounted ticket to next weekend’s home series against the Sydney Blue Socks and a chance to see some of their favourite Ice players at the first ever ‘Melbourne Ice Day at the Aces’, to be held on Saturday the 18thof January at the Melbourne Ballpark.
The Melbourne Aces members will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the deal during the 2014 AIHL season. The game on Sunday 22ndof June will be the first ‘Melbourne Aces Day at the Ice’, where Aces members will receive free entry and a chance to try out ice-hockey with some of the current Ice and Aces players.
When asked what fans can expect from the Melbourne Ice Day at the Aces, Ice President Emma Poynton said, ‘There will be a first pitch by a Melbourne Ice representative, Ice players doing dizzy bat and base runs and potentially having one of our players shooting pucks on one of the Aces players, maybe Brad Harman.’
Melbourne Aces Assistant General Manager Jordan Ianuzzi was extremely excited about the new partnership and thinks that it’s a win for the members. ‘It’s a great opportunity for our loyal members to get a new experience outside of the baseball season, whilst also keeping in touch with the Aces.
Despite all the incentives, neither Poynton nor Ianuzzi see the partnership as a sales booster. Poynton said, ‘There is lots of cross membership (between the Aces and Ice) already, so I don’t expect a huge difference in sales. It will be more for our members to take advantage of the great offers.’
The partnership is a Melbourne Ice/Melbourne Aces exclusive, which was extremely important for Poynton and the Ice to secure. ‘The deal is a Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Aces exclusive.’