CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), have partnered with Tride Rideshare, Corpus Christi’s only approved ride share service, for the 2016-17 season. Tride Rideshare will be the official ride share company of the IceRays and sponsor Frosty Friday.
“Partnering with Tride Rideshare for Frosty Friday not only gives us an opportunity to promote no drinking and driving but also gives fans the opportunity to have some fun on $1 beer nights where they don’t have to worry about driving home after the games,” said IceRays Assistant General Manager Cassidy Lange. “We want to make sure fans are making smart choices at our events, and this helps make fans and the community safer before, during and after games.”
Tride Rideshare is a community-based ride share company operating in Corpus Christi and offers transportation for community members by city residents. Tride Rideshare is the only ride share company that currently uses fingerprint background checks to ensure a safe, reliable way to get from one place to another. The company, based in Tulsa, Okla., currently operates in two cities but have planned expansions in Austin, Odessa and Wichita Falls. The nature of their company is a community-first approach, and that extends into their partnerships with hockey teams including the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL and the IceRays.
“We’re just happy to be in the community and provide a safe ride for Corpus Christi residents and IceRays fans alike,” said Mack Parks, CEO and co-founder of Tride Rideshare. “Even in Tulsa, we’re partners with another hockey team, the Oilers. We like to do as many local community partnerships as we can and serve the Corpus Christi community.”
Tride Rideshare will become the official sponsor of Frosty Friday, which offers $1 beer and soda on all Friday night games. As part of the Friday night drink special, the IceRays and Tride are working together to promote smart choices when consuming alcohol and looking to make a commute. Tride is offering a special promo code for all fans on game days to help make the trip to and from the American Bank Center without worrying about drinking and driving. Fans can use promo code “icerays” to receive an exclusive discount for game nights. Fans are encouraged to utilize Tride Rideshare if they feel they may have had too much to drink. A special pick-up and drop-off location for games will be along N. Shoreline Blvd. in front of the arena.
To download the Tride app, search “Tride Passenger” in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or text “RideTrideCC” to 31996.
The IceRays return home and open the 2016-17 home schedule on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:05 p.m. against the Odessa Jackalopes at the American Bank Center. Purchase your 2016-17 season ticket membership ahead of opening night! Reserve yours by contacting the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-PUCK. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), Snapchat (@goicerays), and Periscope (@goicerays).