To add to the days festivities, the NHL has just announced a plan to host a pregame show at the Plaza of Nations, across the street from the stadium. The festival will celebrate hockey in a family friendly environment from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Former local superstars, Cliff Ronning and Kirk McLean will be on hand to sign autographs and relive moments from their infamous 94′ cup run.
The festival is heavy with corporate sponsorship, but some of the events sound really cool for kids.
Here’s a short list of some of the attractions that caught our eye:
- The Upper Deck trading card company will be having a booth where your child can suit up and have their picture taken. Upper Deck will then transform this photo into a personalized hockey card.
- Tim Hortons will be creating a mini-rink, so bring your own blades if you have them.
- Bridgestone will be hosting a shoot out booth, where contestants will have their play called by a live play-by-play announcer.
And for the adults:
- The Molson Canadian Hockey House will reopen for some pregame beverages. They will also be hosting a bubble hockey tournament.
Should be a fun day of hockey.