Travel Tips

Hockey is an expensive sport! Ice time isn't cheap, equipment is expensive, and combine that with the costs to travel to out of town games and tournaments...yikes! Whether it is eating out or benefiting from your time on the road, here are some ways that we have found to make life easier and cut costs when traveling.

Sign up for every hotel reward to earn points when you stay and, if you are able, work with your team manager to establish a go to brand so that you rack up those points even quicker.

If you are not booking hotels with free breakfast then you are missing out. A free breakfast not only saves money in the end, but you can also grab a couple things to snack on later in the day!

Pack your crock-pot with a box of spaghetti and a jar of sauce. Add a frozen bag of turkey meatballs for a healthy source of protein!  Prepare this with a couple cups of water and you have an energy packed dinner at the hotel for next to nothing.

Eating on the Road

 

Fly Cheap

  • Use Regional Airports: Most low-cost airlines, like Spirit Airlines, service smaller regional airports near large cities.
  • Fly earlier in the week: Flying Monday or Tuesday vs. Thursday or Friday translates to better deals, and the second flight of the day is less expensive than the first.
  • Jump on the "Orbucks" Train: Orbitz has a great rewards program, and is by far the most. Immediately after you book, you receive 'Orbucks,' which you can use on future bookings.
  • Mix and match your flights: Skyscanner's search tool allows you to mix and match airlines to find the cheapest price, and the times that work for you. You can save money by flying out and back with different airlines or from different airports.