As Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada approaches, the festivities planned keep getting better. The National Hockey League (NHL) is bringing the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena to the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Whitecap Pavilion and Kenora’s Harbourfront.
“Having the NHL’s Centennial Fan Arena be a part of the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is a tremendous addition to Saturday’s event at the Harbourfront,” says Dan Reynard, Local Organizing Committee Chair. “As a lifelong hockey fan, I am extremely excited for Kenora and our neighbouring communities to experience this traveling NHL fan experience. The Museum trailer will provide the opportunity for many to re-live memories of their youth and provide a valuable historical insight for those new to the game”.
An interactive traveling fan experience that will visit all NHL markets across North America in 2017, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is a main pillar of the NHL’s Centennial festivities honouring a century’s worth of extraordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments. Created with NHL players and fans at the center of the experience, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena combines great NHL traditions with the latest in technology, and marks the first time any sport has produced a North American-wide, year-long, interactive traveling fan festival that will visit every League market.
“In the first month, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena has visited Toronto, Arizona, Dallas, San Jose, Anaheim, Los Angeles and St. Louis, and the response has been overwhelming,” said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President. “It truly is the ultimate fan experience – whether you want to immerse yourself in the history of the NHL, try your skill at the Virtual Reality Zamboni Experience, play some pickup ball hockey or take a selfie with the Stanley Cup, the Fan Arena offers something for everyone.”
NHL Centennial Fan Arena Stopping in Kenora Media Release February 7, 2017 What fans will experience at the NHL Centennial Fan Arena:
- MUSEUM TRUCK – The main attraction is a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall. (Photos courtesy of NHL)
- ENTERTAINMENT TRUCK – A second 53-foot trailer will host a giant video screen featuring team trivia and highlights, as well as a pop-out stage for special appearances and viewing parties.
- CLEAR THE ICE ZAMBONI® VR EXPERIENCE – This never-before-seen VR experience allows fans to compete against each other in a race to resurface the ice. Fans will take a seat in a mini-Zamboni® ice resurfacer, feel cool air on their skin and their seat rumble as they are tasked with creating the perfect sheet of ice – in virtual reality. All races will be timed and shared on a leaderboard. (Photo courtesy of NHL)
- STANLEY CUP® – The oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports will make a special appearance in every NHL market.
Kenora is extremely fortunate to be included as the first non-NHL team city the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will visit on the tour. For hockey fans and players, this is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit not to miss. More information on the NHL Centennial and the NHL Centennial Fan Arena can be found at NHL.com/100.
NHL Centennial Fan Arena Stopping in Kenora Media Release February 7, 2017 Photo of Wayne Gretzky visiting the Museum Truck courtesy of NHL Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada takes place from February 15-18, 2017 in Kenora. Details about the activities planned can be found on www.kenora.ca/hockeyday. Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will air on Sportsnet and stream live on Sportsnet NOW on Saturday, February 18 beginning at Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT.