Friday, January 23, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Legends of hockey, broadcasting and the musical stage will be arriving in Halifax next month for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada from February 11-14.
Free and ticketed events are scheduled across the Halifax region, offering hockey fans as well as their families and friends multiple opportunities to celebrate our nation’s favourite past time. From hockey clinics hosted by NHL AlumniTM to a chance to skate with the Stanley Cup®, there are activities planned for residents of all ages including:
Wednesday, February 11:
- The puck drops with an opening ceremony at the Halifax Forum, including a shinny game between a team captained by Wendel Clark up against a squad led by NHL® on Sportsnet host Ron MacLean.
Thursday, February 12:
- Celebrations continue with a free public skate with the Stanley Cup®, and later that evening NHL AlumniTM and East Coast music favourites will rock out at the Spatz Theatre for the Scotiabank “Stolen from a Hockey Card” concert, hosted by Ron MacLean.
- Concert performers include: Theo Fleury, The Barra MacNeils, Buck 65, Corb Lund, Rich Aucoin, and Miranda Mulholland of the Great Lake Swimmers. Each artist will write their own hockey-themed song which they will perform for the first time as part of the concert. In addition to their newly-written hockey song, each artist will also perform one of their own original songs. The Bidiniband featuring Dave Bidini, formerly of rock band The Rheostatics, will serve as house band for the evening. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Atlantic at www.ticketatlantic.com or by calling 902.451.1221.
Friday, February 13:
- Get up close and personal with Canadian hockey legends at the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Celebrity Luncheon, hosted by Support4Sport, with special guests Ron MacLean and Don Cherry. Join guest celebrities Guy Carbonneau, Theo Fleury, Lanny McDonald, Wendel Clark, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, and more. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased through the Halifax Chamber of Commerce at http://halifaxchamber.com/events or by calling 902.481.1239.
- Later that evening, the Halifax Mooseheads will host the first of two back-to-back home games at the Scotiabank Centre, against the Shawinigan Cataractes and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
Saturday, February 14:
- Canada’s love of hockey will be evident during a special, free hockey celebration at the Emera Oval. Ron MacLean will broadcast live onsite and large scale screens will show live NHL® games all day long. The event will also feature snow and ice sculptors, the Stanley Cup®, a Valentine’s Day jersey skate, a shinny tournament, Hockey Nova Scotia clinics, as well as free food, commemorative youth jerseys and other giveaways courtesy of Scotiabank, while supplies last. The Sportsnet “Be A Sportscaster” Interactive Trailer and the Scotiabank Community Locker Room will also be onsite.
Rogers Hometown Hockey wraps up the multi-day celebration on February 15 in Cole Harbour, home of NHL® stars Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon. The Penguins versus Blackhawks NHL® matchup will be broadcast live, and Haligonians will have a final opportunity to see the Stanley Cup®, visit the “Be A Sportscaster” Interactive Trailer and the Scotiabank Community Locker Room and meet hockey legends Lanny McDonald and Darcy Tucker.
For complete details on the 2015 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey events, visit www.halifax.ca/hockeyday.
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is a nationally televised event, produced by Rogers Communications. Each year a host city is selected from a number of applicants. The 2015 event will be hosted in Halifax, N.S.
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada’s 15th annual celebration continues an important Canadian tradition. Previous host locations include: Lloydminster, Alta./Sask. (2014); Peterborough, Ont. (2013); Prince Edward Island (2012); Whitehorse, Yukon (2011); Stratford, Ont. (2010); Campbellton, N.B. (2009); Winkler, Man. (2008); Nelson, B.C. (2007); Stephenville, N.L., (2006); Shaunavon, Sask. (2004); Iqualuit, Nunavut (2003); Windsor, N.S. (2002); Red Deer, Alta. (2001); and Toronto, Ont. (2000).
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®, Winnipeg Jets®, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senators®, Edmonton Oilers® and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Across Canadian communities coast to coast, Scotiabank’s Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to over 5,000 minor hockey teams. To find out more about Scotiabank’s hockey programs, please visit www.scotiabank.com/the5thseason.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is the government for the largest municipality in Atlantic Canada, delivering programs and services to more than 413,700 residents across 200 communities and neighbourhoods. Halifax boasts the friendliness of a small town with the amenities, culture and opportunities of a modern urban centre. As home to some of the brightest minds and best educational institutions in the world, Halifax is forward thinking, resilient and resourceful, with a reputation as an energetic, caring community that embraces creativity and innovation.
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