RVs and Ice Hockey Fans Go Together at Yacht Haven

If there’s one thing that many snowbirds miss when they migrate South each winter, it’s going to see their favorite NHL team play hockey.  Ask any fan: watching a hockey game live at a packed arena — where one can feel the plexiglass shudder when a player is checked into the boards and hear the deafening roar of the crowd when a goal is scored – is a far cry from watching it on a TV screen.

Fortunately, for RVers headed to South Florida this winter, Yacht Haven, a luxury RV campground and large yacht marina, is less than 20 minutes away from the home of the Florida Panthers. At FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, most of their favorite NHL teams will play at least once this season.

So, unlike their neighbors back up North, who will have to bundle up, scrape the ice off their windshields and crank up the heat for the long drive to a game,  RVers at Yacht Haven can emerge from a dip in the pool, don a pair of shorts, flipflops and a team jersey, and be in their seats for the warm-up skate before their hair has had a chance to dry!


With a seating capacity of 20,737, FLA Live Arena (formerly National Car Rental Center, Office Depot Center, BB&T Center, etc.), is the second largest indoor arena in the Southeastern United States. The Panthers’ first game in the arena was held in October, 1998, and enthusiastic hockey fans from near and far have kept it filled for every game since.

RVers at Yacht Haven have three options for going to the hockey games: you can drive your RVs and tailgate in the parking lot before and after the game (no bonfires or hand and toe warmers necessary!); you can drive your towed automobile or truck to the arena; or you can call a cab or Uber for an inexpensive ride there. There are plenty of tasty food and beverage concessions in the stadium if you choose one of the latter two options.

So, if you’re excited about conveniently (and warmly) watching your favorite NHL team play the Florida Panthers during the 2021-2022 season, you can order tickets here.  The following are the dates of games with teams from Canada, followed by dates of games with teams from America’s northern states.

Panthers Vs. Canadian Teams

Dec. 14 — Ottawa Senators

Jan. 1 – Montreal Canadiens

Jan 4 – Calgary Flame

Jan. 11 – Vancouver Canucks

Feb. 26 – Edmonton Oilers

March 3 – Ottawa Senators

March 29 – Montreal Canadiens

April 5 – Toronto Maple Leafs

April 15 – Winnepeg Jets

April 23 – Toronto Maple Leafs


Panthers Vs. American Teams

Dec. 2 – Buffalo Sabres

Dec. 29 – NY Rangers

Jan. 15 – Columbus Blue Jackets

Feb 24  – Columbus Blue Jackets

March 5 – Detroit Red Wings

March 10 – Philadelphia Flyers

March 31 – Chicago Black Hawks

April 8 – Buffalo Sabres

April 21 – Detroit Red Wings

You’re sure to find lots of other hockey fans at Yacht Haven, so be sure to stop by our poolside tiki bar after the game for some stats sharing and trash talking!



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