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Posted May 2, 2024

Must-Haves for an Edmonton Oilers Game

We are now midway through the NHL conference finals where the Edmonton Oilers have been battling it out against the Dallas Stars. With the stakes higher than ever, you may be looking to snag a seat at one of the upcoming playoff games or prepare for the 2024-2025 season. Regardless, you’ll want to make the most of your game day experience and soak in the enthusiastic atmosphere. Here are some of the top must-have products you should take to your next hockey game at Rogers Place. Let’s go Oilers!


To be allowed access to the arena, you need to present a ticket. Either a physical or digital copy of the ticket will work, just make sure you have it nearby so it can be easily scanned upon arrival, limiting the wait time at the entrance. Depending on pre-game events and what you intend to do once you’ve entered the stadium, plan to arrive anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes ahead of puck drop. This will allow you plenty of time to find your section, grab any concessions you may want, potentially snag some more merch and be seated before the game begins.

Team Apparel

Show off your team spirit by wearing blue, orange and white. Whether you prefer the home or away colours, the jersey is the ultimate sign of support. You can also wear hats, scarves and any other garments that show allegiance to the Oilers. If you don’t own any Oilers merchandise or can’t afford it, wearing regular clothing in their colour scheme is still a great way to show your support. If you are looking to purchase some team swag, Ice District Authentics - The Official Oilers Team Store is located just outside the arena as well as online.


Despite being packed into your section jumping and cheering, you may still find yourself getting cold. It is important to layer up with jackets, hats, scarves and gloves to ensure you stay warm and comfortable not only in the arena, but also in the chilly Edmonton nighttime weather. Opt for a moisture-wicking underlayer to help regulate your body temperature and limit the chance of getting a chill. Layer a t-shirt, sweater and jacket on top to stay warm all game long. As well, it is better to wear comfy shoes with better tread – like running shoes or sneakers – to prevent any injuries if the floor were to get damp.

Small, Personal Bag

Rogers Place restricts the use of bags to small personal items such as purses or small backpacks, measuring around 12” x 12” x 6”. This is to ensure a quick and thorough physical inspection. Head over to their website for more information on their bag policy as well as other rules and regulations. To avoid delays and hassles, it is best to limit the belongings you bring to what can fit in your pockets.

Portable Charger

With all the excitement of the game, you’ll likely be taking pictures and videos to commemorate the moment. You may also be attending with friends and want to stay connected with them. With these, in combination with the cold temperatures, you will find your phone’s battery will start to drain quickly. Bringing a portable charger with you will ensure you always have access to your phone, regardless of the scenario you find yourself in.

Water Bottle

Hockey games can get loud, especially when your team is winning. If you find yourself screaming and cheering a lot at home, you may want to bring some water in order to stay hydrated and avoid losing your voice the next day. Rogers Place also allows for soft-sided, logo-free water bottles with a capacity of 750mL or less to enter the arena, so long as they’re empty upon arrival. Water bottles are also available at concession stands around the arena should you need more.