Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – It’s ‘game on’ in Halifax as tickets are now on sale for feature events during Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, Canada's annual celebration of hockey. Running February 11-14, the community activities and events will celebrate the game across the Halifax region, culminating in an all-day, live NHL® broadcast featuring all seven Canadian teams, produced by Rogers.
“We’re very proud to host the 15th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “Halifax is a great hockey town and I guarantee our host committee and fans are gearing up to make this an exceptional experience for residents and visitors alike.”
This year’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities are headlined by a series of hockey events, where fans of all ages are encouraged to celebrate our nation’s favourite pastime. The event will be televised from Halifax in a 13-hour national broadcast featuring five NHL® games, hosted by Hockey Night in Canada favourites Ron MacLean and Don Cherry as well as other Sportsnet personalities and NHL AlumniTM. The broadcast will feature celebrations from across the country, including Ladner, B.C., Downsview, Ont., Chambly, Que., as well as a number of Halifax events.
“At Scotiabank, we know how much hockey means to Canadians, particularly at the community level, which is why we are proud to support over 5,000 minor hockey teams across the country,” said Craig Thompson, Scotiabank Senior Vice President of Atlantic Region. “We are proud to partner with Rogers to offer this great hockey experience and we hope fans of all ages join us, either in person in Halifax or at one of our satellite celebrations or by tuning into the broadcast.”
“This event is circled on the calendar of all hockey fans in Canada; a chance to celebrate together the game we love from coast-to-coast,” said Joel Darling, Executive Producer, NHL Special Events, Rogers. “That passion will again be on display this year, as fans will not only hear the stories that unite us all from the hockey personalities we all love, but they can also watch their favourite team in action.”
Tickets are now available for the following two feature events:
- Scotiabank Stolen from a Hockey Card Concert, Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Spatz Theatre at Citadel High School hosted by Ron MacLean (musical guests include Corb Lund, Dave Bidini, Tara Slone, Barra MacNeils, Rich Terfry, Richard Aucoin and Theo Fleury)
- Celebrity Luncheon, Friday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cunard Centre, Pier 23 (Emceed by Sportsnet Central host and Pictou County native Ken Reid, with special guests Ron MacLean and Don Cherry)
To purchase tickets and for complete details on all 2015 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada events, including the music lineup, celebrity guests and more, visit www.halifax.ca/hockeyday. Tickets for the concert are also available by calling Ticket Atlantic at 902-451-1221 (credit card charge line) or toll-free 1-877-451-1221. A limited number of tickets are available for each event so get them while quantities last.
A number of other free, local community activities will also take place over the multi-day hockey celebration including public viewings of the Stanley Cup® and a special day of hockey at the Emera Oval on Saturday, Feb. 14. Hockey fans will enjoy the first shinny tournament ever hosted onsite as well as ice and snow sculptures, a live broadcast onsite with Ron MacLean and coverage of simultaneous NHL® games, and the Valentine’s Day Jersey Skate. For the young local hockey players on Saturday, there will be Scotiabank Community HockeyFest, where Scotiabank sponsored minor hockey teams will be coached by NHL Alumni™ coaches. On Sunday, Feb. 15, Rogers Hometown Hockey will continue the celebrations in Cole Harbour – home of NHL® stars Sidney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon – where MacLean will host an NHL® broadcast live from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.
Several NHL® stars and sports commentators will be attending select events in Halifax over the five-day celebration, including: Lanny McDonald, Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker, Mark Napier, Theo Fleury, Ron MacLean, Don Cherry, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Jennifer Botterill.
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, with the 2015 event being hosted in Halifax, NS.
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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