Rogers Hometown Hockey takes over the Glebe for all-hockey weekend
Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean to host live from Lansdowne Park
Get ready for a whole lot of hockey, because you’ll be eating, breathing and sleeping Canada’s game when Rogers Hometown Hockey takes over Lansdowne Park in the Glebe next weekend.
The hockey-themed weekend is a dream event for any NHL fan, with alumni appearances, interactive games and activities, live music, food trucks and an outdoor viewing party of the NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Sunday night.
Lansdowne Park will be transformed into a hockey haven while Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean and Tara Slone host the weekend from their mobile studio. The Aberdeen Pavilion will be the site of several interactive activities, including a Rogers Fan Hub, where fans can try out virtual and augmented reality and stay warm with free hot chocolate.
The hockey weekend will also boast the Scotiabank Community Locker room, where fans can meet NHL Alumni, take part in interactive games and watch hockey highlights.
Families may want to compete in the Stow ‘N Go Challenge obstacle course for a chance to win $5,000 for their local minor hockey association, or a brand new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to get the kids to and from the rink in those early hours.
Hockey players can join pickup ball hockey games at the McDonald’s Ball Hockey Rink. The kids can compete in skills competitions and shinny. Free coffee for parents.
Kids can challenge their parents to the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena – a new twist on the classic table hockey game.
But the spirit of Hometown Hockey begins well before the puck is dropped in Ottawa next weekend. Fans have already been uploading videos for the Cheer like Never Before Contests, where local minor hockey teams are putting on their best cheer for a chance to win the ultimate hockey experience. Upload your cheer video here.
Got dangles? Rogers is looking for your best trick shot and they’ll send you on a VIP trip to Windsor this spring for the MasterCard Memorial Cup. Those with skills can sign up on site and perform their trick shot in front of a pane of judges who will crown a winner in each city. All 24 local winners will then compete in a showdown in Hamilton, and the winning shot will be revealed in the final Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast. Visit the Rogers Fan Hub at the festival to sign up.
The festivities run from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, while Sunday will see action from noon until 10 p.m.
So, don your favourite jersey, wrap those knuckles in foil and head to the Glebe next weekend for some serious puck. More information on Rogers Hometown Hockey can be found here.