Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival in Hamilton this weekend

Community Apr 03, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A two-day celebration of all things hockey is being held in Hamilton this weekend.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival begins at noon Saturday at Pier 8, 47 Discovery Dr.

The free hockey-themed weekend will feature games, activities and live local entertainment, as well as appearances by NHL alumni Shayne Corson and Darcy Tucker and a performance by Tom Cochrane during the Rogers Hometown Hockey Sunday night broadcast.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone host the event, which wraps up Sunday night with an outdoor viewing party.

Other highlights of the weekend:

• Rogers Fan Hub: Helping fans be fans, the Fan Hub features innovative and technology-driven interactive experiences, showcasing virtual and augmented reality to unite fans in their passion for the game. Plus, fans can stay warm with free hot chocolate on site.

• Rogers NHL Viewing Room: Fans can go inside the NHL Situation Room to advise on a challenged play (just like NHL officials), as well as find out what’s it’s like to be on the ice, get close to players, and more, with Virtual Reality experiences. Fans can also view the game in new ways with the different GamePlus™ camera angles exclusive to Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™.

• Scotiabank Community Locker Room: Features meet and greets with NHL alumni, interactive games and highlights from recent NHL matchups, and a Scotia Hockey Club commemorative jersey giveaway for youth 16 and under.

• The Dodge Family Zone: Features the famous Stow 'N' Go Challenge hockey-themed obstacle course and the chance for a family to win $5,000 for their local minor hockey association and a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

• McDonald’s Ball Hockey Rink: Features pickup games and hockey skills competitions, as well as free McCafé premium roast brewed coffee on site.

• Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Fans can enjoy a free slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria right out of the oven, and play Giuseppe Stack-a-Puck to win a rooftop experience.

• Playmobil: Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures.

See hometownhockey.com.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival in Hamilton this weekend

Two-day celebration of Canada's game starts at noon Saturday

Community Apr 03, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A two-day celebration of all things hockey is being held in Hamilton this weekend.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival begins at noon Saturday at Pier 8, 47 Discovery Dr.

The free hockey-themed weekend will feature games, activities and live local entertainment, as well as appearances by NHL alumni Shayne Corson and Darcy Tucker and a performance by Tom Cochrane during the Rogers Hometown Hockey Sunday night broadcast.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone host the event, which wraps up Sunday night with an outdoor viewing party.

Other highlights of the weekend:

• Rogers Fan Hub: Helping fans be fans, the Fan Hub features innovative and technology-driven interactive experiences, showcasing virtual and augmented reality to unite fans in their passion for the game. Plus, fans can stay warm with free hot chocolate on site.

• Rogers NHL Viewing Room: Fans can go inside the NHL Situation Room to advise on a challenged play (just like NHL officials), as well as find out what’s it’s like to be on the ice, get close to players, and more, with Virtual Reality experiences. Fans can also view the game in new ways with the different GamePlus™ camera angles exclusive to Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™.

• Scotiabank Community Locker Room: Features meet and greets with NHL alumni, interactive games and highlights from recent NHL matchups, and a Scotia Hockey Club commemorative jersey giveaway for youth 16 and under.

• The Dodge Family Zone: Features the famous Stow 'N' Go Challenge hockey-themed obstacle course and the chance for a family to win $5,000 for their local minor hockey association and a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

• McDonald’s Ball Hockey Rink: Features pickup games and hockey skills competitions, as well as free McCafé premium roast brewed coffee on site.

• Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Fans can enjoy a free slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria right out of the oven, and play Giuseppe Stack-a-Puck to win a rooftop experience.

• Playmobil: Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures.

See hometownhockey.com.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival in Hamilton this weekend

Two-day celebration of Canada's game starts at noon Saturday

Community Apr 03, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A two-day celebration of all things hockey is being held in Hamilton this weekend.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival begins at noon Saturday at Pier 8, 47 Discovery Dr.

The free hockey-themed weekend will feature games, activities and live local entertainment, as well as appearances by NHL alumni Shayne Corson and Darcy Tucker and a performance by Tom Cochrane during the Rogers Hometown Hockey Sunday night broadcast.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone host the event, which wraps up Sunday night with an outdoor viewing party.

Other highlights of the weekend:

• Rogers Fan Hub: Helping fans be fans, the Fan Hub features innovative and technology-driven interactive experiences, showcasing virtual and augmented reality to unite fans in their passion for the game. Plus, fans can stay warm with free hot chocolate on site.

• Rogers NHL Viewing Room: Fans can go inside the NHL Situation Room to advise on a challenged play (just like NHL officials), as well as find out what’s it’s like to be on the ice, get close to players, and more, with Virtual Reality experiences. Fans can also view the game in new ways with the different GamePlus™ camera angles exclusive to Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™.

• Scotiabank Community Locker Room: Features meet and greets with NHL alumni, interactive games and highlights from recent NHL matchups, and a Scotia Hockey Club commemorative jersey giveaway for youth 16 and under.

• The Dodge Family Zone: Features the famous Stow 'N' Go Challenge hockey-themed obstacle course and the chance for a family to win $5,000 for their local minor hockey association and a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

• McDonald’s Ball Hockey Rink: Features pickup games and hockey skills competitions, as well as free McCafé premium roast brewed coffee on site.

• Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Fans can enjoy a free slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria right out of the oven, and play Giuseppe Stack-a-Puck to win a rooftop experience.

• Playmobil: Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures.

See hometownhockey.com.