$5 NM Mustangs Hockey Game & Taste of Rio Rancho Food

January 12, 2012 by  
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Taste of Rio Rancho plus a New Mexico Mustangs hockey game sounds like a mighty fine way to spend $5!

Tickets for Taste of Rio Rancho followed by a Mustangs game on January 21 at the Santa Ana Star Center are just $5.  For that you get free food samples from Rio Rancho restaurants including Venezia’s Pizzeria, Dion’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, Pizza 9, Tao’s Chinese Bistro, Turtle Mountain Brewery, and quite a few more – 16 restaurants in total. They’re promising El Mezquite Market’s mini tacos too!

Taste of Rio Rancho at 5 pm is followed by a New Mexico Mustangs vs. Odessa Jackalopes game at 7:30 pm. The $5 ticket covers both the food and the fun of the game, which seems a very good way to stretch your five bucks for an evening’s entertainment. Get tickets at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office or call (505) 891-7319.

New Mexico Mustangs Hockey Game and Taste of Rio Rancho

  • When: Saturday January 21, 2012
  • Time: Taste of Rio Rancho starts at 5 pm, followed by Mustangs game at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Santa Ana Star Center
  • Ticket price: $5 – call (505) 891-7319 or purchase at the Santa Ana Star Center box office.

Here are Santa Ana Star Center directions if you need them. It’s located at 3001 Civic Centre Circle Northeast, Rio Rancho.



Free Ice Skating and Rio Rancho Winterfest

December 6, 2011 by  
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Free ice skating, BOGO free New Mexico Mustangs tickets, fireworks, and a balloon glow…  Sounds like Rio Rancho is the place to be this weekend, when Winterfest has something for everyone!

Rio Rancho Winterfest 2011 has quite the line-up of free fun on Saturday December 10, including a parade, 10,000 (count ’em) luminarias, free holiday arts and crafts, storytelling, and even free holiday ornaments. Fingers crossed the weather clears up for the fireworks and balloon glow.

The thing I’m most excited about is free ice skating at Santa Ana Star Center from 2 – 5  pm.  I don’t know why I’m so excited about it as I’m a lousy skater, but if you want to take to the ice, the free skating includes free skate hire.  (They recommend beginners take their own safety helmet or bike helmet.)

Hockey fans can also score a buy one get one free ticket deal for the New Mexico Mustangs game against Amarillo Bulls on December 10, at 7:30 pm. That means two tickets cost $10.

Other Rio Rancho Winterfest celebrations on December 10 include:

  • 5 pm : Holiday lighting ceremony, 10,000 luminarias, and a hot air balloon glow, at Rio Rancho City Hall
  • 5:15  : Winterfest Parade starts by Santa Ana Star Center
  • 6:15 – 7:30 :  Photos with Santa and free hot chocolate inside Rio Rancho City Hall. Or head to UNM West Campus for free holiday arts and crafts, storytelling, and refreshments
  • 7 pm : Fireworks display

During Winterfest, you can also take home a free holiday ornament to commemorate Rio Rancho’s 30th anniversary. The ornaments will be available at various locations, while supplies last.

Find full details on events and the parade route for Rio Rancho Winterfest.