New details on Hometown Hockey
With Hometown Hockey just more than a week away, Rogers has released new details about the schedule of events for the Oct. 14 and 15 weekend in Haliburton.
The touring show has stops in 24 Canadian cities and towns and its organizers have decided to try a small town for the first time in the Highlands.
Featuring two full days of activities, the celebration of hockey will include local NHL alumni Bernie Nicholls, Ron Stackhouse and Cody Hodgson as well as a broadcast from Haliburton with hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone.
The broadcast takes place Sunday with a pre-game show hosted in Haliburton with MacLean and Sloan starting at 6:30 p.m. before the Boston Bruins v. Vegas Golden Knights game.
All of the activities are family friendly and free and will include prizes, entertainment and games.
Some of the attractions include:
Rogers Fan Hub: showcasing virtual autographs from NHL players, a Zamboni video game, autograph signings with Bernie Nicholls and Ron Stackhouse and free hot chocolate.
GamePlus: for Rogers customers. A desk in the Fan Hub where exclusive experiences can be redeemed such as meet-and-greets and autographed merchandise.
Sportsnet Augmented Reality Photo Booth: Fans can take virtual images with NHL stars and have the photos emailed to them.
Hockey Circus Show: Featuring world-renowned hockey acrobat, Paz. Paz juggles pucks and flaming hockey sticks while standing on top of a net.
Scotiabank Community Locker Room: A space to interact with alumni such as Cody Hodgson. Scotiabank will be donating $15,000 to minor hockey in the community.
Dodge Family Zone: A hockey themed obstacle course. Fans will also have the opportunity to win $5,000 for the local hockey association and a Chrysler Pacifica.
Tim Hortons Ball Hockey Rink: Features pick-up games for the community including local Timbits players.
Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Enjoy a free slice of pizza fresh from the oven and play a matching game to win great prizes.
Playmobil Kids Zone: Face-off against friends and family. You could win an NHL playset.
OK Tire Zamboni Pit Stop: features pit-crew-like experience where participants can test tire-hanging skills on a replica Zamboni.
Activities begin at noon on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Head Lake Park in Haliburton and run until 6 p.m. On Sunday, the festival opens at noon and runs to the end of the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party.