The Columbus Blue Jackets Student Achievers celebrates high performing and improving students for their academic accomplishments with free tickets to a Blue Jackets game!
What makes this offer so inclusive is that it only requires that a student improves by one grade letter, without a specification on subject matter. Even students facing academic challenges can strive to achieve this goal!
Qualify for Free Columbus Blue Jackets Student Achiever tickets
Students that receive straight A’s, or improve a full letter grade in one subject, over the course of a grading period are eligible to receive an exclusive ticket offer!
The program also accepts report cards that aren’t on a traditional A-F grading scale, and will review these accordingly based on scale.
Note: this can only be redeemed once per season/school year per student, and is limited to during the hockey season. As such, final spring report card is not eligible.
Parents can upload a copy of the student’s report card and if it qualifies, you’ll get an email within 3 weeks with instructions on how to redeem the offer. Full details here.
Getting the tickets
Once your submission has been approved, you will be contacted via email with a link and a code to select your game and seats for your complimentary ticket(s). Select home games are available for this discount.
You purchase additional tickets at a special discount for the rest of the family. These tickets were $21 +fees during the 2022/2023 season.
If you have multiple students achievers, you can get free tickets for each student for the same game, or attend multiple games. Only one free ticket per student per school year, so you would need to purchase the discounted tickets for additional seats for each game.
Want more hockey? You can also get tickets for any of the other games listed at the special Student Achiever rate by clicking on the game you would like to attend and purchasing under the Additional Tickets heading.
Any Unclaimed Tickets from the 2022/23 Season will be valid for the first games of the 2023/24 Season. So if you submitted a report card last year and weren’t able to attend a game, there are several games to choose from in the Fall!
Blue Jackets School and Community Programming
Hockey in the Classroom
In addition to the Student Achievers program, The Columbus Blue Jackets are proud supporters of schools and youth in our community. Teachers and schools can apply for multiple incentive-based programs for their students, including:
- Book Jackets presented by Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage
- Hockey Scholars online STEM course
- Power Play Challenge Wellness Curriculum presented by OhioHealth
Plus additional activities and resources. Read more about these programs on the Columbus Blue Jackets Education page.
Try Hockey for Free Get out and Learn Program
The Blue Jackets GOAL! program powered by Performance Columbus is designed for boys and girls, ages 5-9, with no prior hockey experience to try street or ice hockey for free.
These clinics introduce the exciting sport of ice hockey or street hockey in a fun, safe environment. No equipment necessary.
More Blue Jackets Hockey information
Columbus Blue Jackets games are family-friendly! Not sure if your child can sit through a whole game? There are free interactive areas and activities throughout the Arena!
In addition to tons of photo ops throughout the concourse, there are gaming systems to play hockey on, slapshot challenges, coloring, and more.
Keep your eye out for a photo op with Stinger as he roams the concourse! Don’t forget to get a photo with the Cannon in Section 111! Staff will be on hand to help get that perfect family photo!
First Game Experience presented by Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage
Bring your kids to their first Blue Jackets game and they can get a FREE CBJ first game puck. These can be picked up at Guest Services desk near the Blue Line Store and section110
Fans attending their first Blue Jackets game can capture the memory with a commemorative puck and photo in front of a My First CBJ Game backdrop, courtesy of Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage.
Nationwide Arena also offers Sensory Inclusion Packs and Family Facilities for Columbus Blue Jackets games.
Read more about CBJ Hockey games, plus other discounts at our link!
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