Atlantic City continues to “Do Hockey”
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • 1:19pm
Atlantic City continues to “Do Hockey” on March 22 and 23 when the 2013 ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship makes its return to Boardwalk Hall. This NCAA Division 1 event, presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, will crown the 2013 League champion who will receive an automatic bid to continue down the road to the Frozen Four. The top four teams who will be playing in Atlantic City as determined by the outcome of the quarterfinals are Brown, Quinnipiac, Yale, and defending champions Union. According to the most recent USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll, Quinnipiac is ranked #1 and Yale #10 in the country. Union College and Brown University also received votes placing them among the top 20 teams. This year marks the 52nd anniversary of ECAC Hockey and will be the third year that the championship will be held at Boardwalk Hall.
The two-day championship begins on Friday, March 22 and features the following match-ups:
Friday, March 22
Session 1 Semifinals two games:
#1 Quinnipiac vs. #7 Brown at 4 p.m.
#3 Yale vs. #4 Union at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
Session 2 two games:
Third-place game at 4 p.m.
Championship game at 7 p.m.
“We are very happy to welcome back the 2013 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship, and all the energy and excitement that these teams bring to Boardwalk Hall. All hockey fans will get to enjoy ECAC hockey’s top teams compete with amazing skills by the talented athletes who are participating in this Championship,” said Jeff Vasser, President of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority. “We hope that the athletes, coaches and fans take advantage of all that we have to offer including our dining, shopping, and golf amenities during their two days in Atlantic City.”
"Each year the men's championship is one of the marquee events in all of college hockey," remarked Steve Hagwell, Commissioner ECAC Hockey. "The League looks forward to writing another chapter in its history showcasing its elite student-athletes and high brand of college hockey to all fans. We look forward to two filled-days of competition in one of the nation's historic venues."
In addition to four exciting championship games of college hockey, ticket holders to this event will also have the chance to take part in exciting intermission activities and contests. TD Bank will host a “Rapid Fire” intermission contest during the 7 p.m. game on Friday, March 22. One contestant will have the chance to win a $500 TD Bank gift card if they are able to shoot ten pucks into the net from the blue line. In addition, Philadelphia sports station 97.5 The Fanatic will host a “$25,000 Shot on Goal” during the 4 p.m. game on Saturday, March 23. Other social media and on-ice promotions will award winners gift cards to local restaurants.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-736-1420 or through www.ticketmaster.com. All-session tickets are priced at $87 for the first two rows on the glass, $52 for the lower level, and $42 for the upper level. Single-Session tickets are priced at $31 for the lower bowl and $26 for the upper bowl. TD Bank Family 4-Packs are $79 and include 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 soft drinks and must be purchased in advance.
Discount rates are also available for groups of 10 or more. Fans can save $10 per ticket on any seat when booking a group for any session of the Championship. Students, Scouts and active/retired military can purchase tickets at the box office with ID for $15 for any single session ticket. For more information or to place a group order, call 609-348-7023.
Visitors can also take advantage of special room rates in Atlantic City during the ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship weekend. For special rates at Tropicana Casino Resort, call (800) 247-8767 and reference ECAC Hockey. For special rates at Trump Plaza, call (800) 677-7378 and reference code AFANS13. Finally, for special rates at the Fairfield Inn call (609) 646-5000 and reference ECAC Hockey Room Block.
All 12 Atlantic City casino resorts are coming together for a springtime event to celebrate the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. Developed by the Atlantic City Alliance, the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade is a massive outdoor wine festival featuring 150 wines presented at seven destinations along the Boardwalk. It is more than a wine tasting as each destination along the stroll will be themed with the history, pageantry and energy of Atlantic City. Music, food and insider access to great wines inspired by the spirit of the Boardwalk – plus breathtaking ocean views – come together to create this unique experience.
Guests will sample a broad spectrum of wines from fabulous quality value wines to highly prized special wines. Signature bites from AC restaurants including Boardwalk fare and gourmet bites will be paired with the wines.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 22 at 11:30 am. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, at www.doatlanticcity.com/wine or by calling 800-736-1420. One-day tickets are $75 in advance and $85 on the day of the event.
The fourth Annual At the Shore WineTasting Art Show held in February at the Atlantic City Country Club raised approximately $9,100 in scholarship money for hospitality majors at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. The amount is twice what was raised at the 2012 event.
The scholarship program is administered by the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation. To date, the groups have awarded 15 scholarships worth a total of $10,000. This year, non-traditional, part-time students are eligible as well as traditional students. Scholarship applications are being accepted through March 8, 2013 at http://www.accvafoundation.org/scholarship/2013-application.pdf orhttp://www.acconcierge.org/scholarship.html. The scholarships will be presented during the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation's annual Host Awards on May 8, 2013.
Spring at Revel will be a culinary celebration with the second annual Taste of Revel culinary weekend. This week-long, resort-wide epicurean extravaganza from May 6th through May 12th will feature exclusive experiences developed specifically for the 6.3-million-square-foot beachfront destination. Two distinct Sip & Savor room packages will be offered: The Sous Chef and The Master Chef which include an overnight stay and tickets to a variety of events.
Revel’s esteemed chefs Alain Allegretti, Marc Forgione, Jose Garces, Luke Palladino and Robert Wiedmaier, as well as Katie Lee, author of The Comfort Table, Recipes for Everyday Occasions, cookbook author and entertaining expert, will serve as our weekend host. Enjoy over a dozen curated culinary experiences throughout the resort.
The full list of 19 events is available atwww.revelresorts.com/tasteofrevel:
Tickets for Taste of Revel and the Sip & Savor room packages are available for purchase on Friday, March 22nd,visiting www.revelresorts.com/tasteofrevel. Tickets are priced starting at $55 for individual events. Revel Card Holders will receive a special code for a presale opportunity on March 20.
Ono Chinese Bistro re-opens Friday, April 5 at The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel along with the return of the highly anticipated Jazz Series each Sunday, beginning Sunday, April 7. The shows are open to the public and feature world renowned artists from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.*
Ono Chinese Bistro boasts one of Atlantic City’s most spectacular ocean views, an amazing Sushi Bar, and a full menu of traditional Chinese fare. Diners can choose from popular Chinese selections including General Tso’s Chicken, Pepper Steak and Shrimp with Lobster Sauce. While menu prices at The Atlantic Club’s restaurants are always the best deal in town, Ono features Happy Hour deals just as sweet as the jazz melodies filling the room.
Happy Hour specials are available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday with extended hours on Sunday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. During regular restaurant hours Happy Hour specials in the bar and lounge is extended: $5 Martini’s; $5 Wine by the Glass; $2 All Domestic Bottles; $3 All Imported Bottles; and special half-price appetizers and sushi. Also half price bottles of wine. For a complete menu or to make a reservation visit; www.AtlanticClubCasino.com.
The Country Shore Women’s Club is excited to announce their annual play this year, Sleeping Beauty, which will be performed Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24 at the Upper Township Elementary School, 50 Old Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ.
The play will feature women from the club and their children in this classic fairy tale. All show proceeds will benefit local community service organizations.
Show times are Thursday, March 21 - Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Advanced tickets prices are $6 for singles and $5 for groups of 15 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Jill Clark at 609-287-9684. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 each.
During 2012, the Country Shore Women’s Club donated more than $2,000 to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, holiday fundraisers included donating baked goods to the men at the Woodbine Developmental Center, coats to students in need and gifts to needy children attending both Upper Township and Ocean City Schools.
The Country Shore Women's Club of Upper Township was federated in 1969. It is a member of the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC), an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
GFWC was founded in 1889 and over the years has supported the arts, preserved natural resources, promoted education, encouraged healthy lifestyles, stressed civic involvement, and worked towards world peace and understanding. For more info go to www.gfwc.org.
BRAVO’s leading man Andy Cohen, will be offering his fans a one-of-a-kind glimpse into his reality television empire on Saturday, April 6th, at 2 p.m. at Borgata’s Music Box theater. The Watch What Happens Live host and author of the memoir,Most Talkative: Stories From The Front Lines of Pop Culture, will engage audience members in an intimate conversation moderated by The Real Housewives of New York star, Heather Thomson, discussing his life-long love affair with celebrity and pop culture, while sharing tales from his storied career. Following the Music Box event, Cohen will host a book signing at
3:30 p.m. at 28 West, where copies of “Most Talkative” will be available for purchase.
Tickets for the event, “Most Talkative: Andy Cohen – A Conversation with Bravo’s Leading Man,” are priced at $20 per person and are on sale now via www.theborgata.com or by calling 1.866.900.4TIX. There are a limited number of premium seating tickets available for $35, which includes a copy of Cohen’s memoir. The book signing event will be hosted from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 28 West Bar & Bites (adjacent to The Music Box and Bobby Flay Steak) and is open to the public. Copies of Most Talkative will be available for purchase.
Back by popular demand, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City embraces the return of illusionist, Steve Wyrick in the intimate Showroom through the summer. Wyrick will perform every Monday and Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 6 & 9 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.
Steve Wyrick has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Vh1's Celebracadabra, That's Impossible on The History Channel and on TLC's American Chopper. Steve and the Tuetels made history when they created the first-ever invisible chopper in front of five thousand people on the Las Vegas Strip. Famous for his epic illusions on television, Wyrick is bringing his unique and unconventional brand of magic, including imaginative illusions to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. For the first time ever he plans to unveil his all new multi-media show that includes interactive video technology to take audience participation and engagement to new levels. Wyrick weaves his trademark showmanship and storytelling through each illusion including the appearance of a full size airplane on stage nightly. His stage presence and charisma are so compelling that you will feel emotionally connected to this feel good show for the entire family.
Guests won’t want to miss out on their chance to experience these illusions first hand. Tickets are available for $19.95 and $29.95 (plus tax and fee).
A special VIP ticket can be purchased for $59.95 (plus tax and fee) and provides you with a back stage pass that includes Rock Star access to skip the line and allows entrance backstage immediately following the show for a tour that ends in the green room with a meet and greet with Steve Wyrick where he will perform two close-up illusions at your fingertips. An autographed photo and a magic kit is also included, both valued at $ 25.00
Tickets may be purchased by calling 800.736.1420, or visiting ticketmaster.com. For more information on the Golden Nugget Atlantic City or other special events, please visit http://www.goldennugget.com/AtlanticCity/default.asp.
More than 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from across New Jersey will participate in basketball competitions on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.
Six locations throughout the Wildwoods will host these competitions, which include the Wildwoods Convention Center, the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center, Wildwood High School, Wildwood Catholic High School, the North Wildwood Community Center and the Wildwood Byrne Community Center. Athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals.
The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Thousands of coaches, volunteers, family members, friends and spectators dedicate their time to the Special Olympics New Jersey.
Competitions begin at 9 a.m. daily. This event is open to the public and admission is FREE. For additional information, call 609-896-8000 or visit www.sonj.org.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.