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MATCHNIGHT LIVE! Lightning v Manchester Storm 5.30pm

Your Smith Recycling MK Lightning will be out to extend their unbeaten home run tonight as our visitors are the league-leading Manchester Storm (face off 5.30pm).

Last time the Storm came to Planet Ice MK Coach Russell’s team stood strong and sent our visitors away pointless, with a 3-2 home victory, so we’ll be aiming for another win tonight – roared on by our loud and proud supporters!  Read tonight’s match preview here:  MKL v Manchester Storm.

WIN!  We want to see you all in your Halloween fancy dress – the off-ice team will be looking to see how you’ve done and the person we judge to have the best outfit will win 4 tickets to next Saturday’s home match-up against the Nottingham Panthers!

AUTOGRAPHS: Signing 15 minutes after the final buzzer will be Christian Isackson and Paul Phillips – meet them outside the Lightning locker room under block 7!

TICKETS: Tickets are available until face off: phone 01908 540020, online at mk-lightning.co.uk/tickets or simply call in at the MK Arena any time during the day. (Away supporters: please buy in block 8).  Buy in advance and show your ticket at Giovanni’s Gelato in central Milton Keynes shopping centre at any time on match day for a whopping 30% off!

TIMINGS: Doors will open at 4.30pm, the teams will be on the ice for warm up at approx 4.50pm and the game starts at 5.30pm. We ask all supporters to arrive with plenty of time to go through the turnstiles, locate and take your seat before the game starts. If you arrive once the game is in progress you will not be allowed to take your seat until a break in play, so as not to interrupt the view for fans already seated.

LIVE STREAMING: If you can’t make it to see the game live, our webcast will be running, in association with our technical partners Oakhill Voice – sign up at http://mklightning.tv

CHALLENGE CUP JERSEY AUCTION:  As we announced recently, we’re extending the auction to get your hands on a game-worn jersey for as long as we remain in the competition – and we are through to the quarter final stage with home advantage in that round! Place your bids at the merchandise stand by block 14 until 5 minutes before the end of the second period break tonight.

NEW ISSUE OF LIGHTNING STRIKE: Issue 2 of the MKL monthly magazine is available again tonight – issue 1 was hot property so get your copy from the merchandise stand priced just £3 – tonight’s game sheet also available at the merchandise stand for you to complete tonight’s match stats. Full of exclusive content including player interviews that you will NOT find anywhere else!

WIN!  There’ll be all the usual fun with a shirt raffle, the Funky Duckling Chuck A Duck, Dubbsie’s Dabble and the 50-50 draw – all profits from all these activities go direct to the club to help meet ongoing running costs. 50-50 tickets are £1 each, 3 for £2, 10 for £5 or a full book of 25 tickets for £10.

SECURITY: We ask all supporters to avoid bringing bags if at all possible. If you can’t avoid bringing a bag, please make it as compact as possible and allow extra time to go through our checking area before you access the Arena.

Food or drink purchased outside the Arena cannot be taken in with you.

FOOD AND DRINK: A wide range of food & drinks are available from the ground floor Fuel & Hydration Station (rink side and reception side), the first floor Tag Taylor Bar as well as concessions and vending machines around the ice pad. You can also order Papa John Pizzas cooked to order, to be ready for collection in one of the period breaks or even to take home after the game!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography is permitted but images may not be used for commercial purposes and you must ensure the flash is off at all times. Tag us in your photos on social media, we’d love to see them!

PARKING & TRANSPORT: Click here for a map of where the Planet Ice MK Arena is located in Milton Keynes.

There are thousands of free spaces within a few minutes’ walk of the Arena; please check signage where you park for prices and restrictions. If parking near Argos and Toys R Us, adjacent to the Arena, some bays are marked specifically as for customers of those stores, again please look for signs. The MK Arena is literally a 2 minute walk from MK central rail station. Buses from all around Milton Keynes call at the bus interchange, just outside MK central rail station.

MERCHANDISE: Lightning merchandise will be available at the MKL Supporters’ Club stand at rink-side including the new home, away and warm up jerseys. Gold members of the Supporters Club will get a 15% discount, standard members 10%.

CASH MACHINES: ATMs are available at Morrison’s Supermarket adjacent to the MK Arena, at MK central rail station (2 mins walk), at Santander House opposite the station, just across Grafton Gate (5 mins walk) and plentiful at Milton Keynes shopping centre (10-15 mins walk).

Our matchnight stewards will be all around the Arena before and during the game – approach any of them if you have any questions and they’ll be happy to help.