Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge is heading to the Haliburton Highlands for a weekend celebration of hockey on Oct. 14 and 15. The weekend will feature broadcast hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone meet-and-greet opportunities with NHL alumni Cody Hodgson Bernie Nicholls and Ron Stackhouse and engaging activities for the whole family.
The two-day hockey festival begins on Saturday Oct. 14 at noon at Head Lake Park and will conclude on Sunday evening following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party. The evening’s broadcast kicks off with a special pre-game show hosted live on site by MacLean and Slone from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sportsnet ONE Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet NOW followed by a showdown between the Boston Bruins and Vegas Golden Knights.
The free hockey-themed weekend will feature games prize giveaways fun activities and live local entertainment for the whole family including:
Rogers Fan Hub: Helping fans be fans the Fan Hub features innovative and interactive experiences showcasing virtual autographs from NHL stars a hockey-themed Zamboni video game and autograph signings with Bernie Nicholls and Ron Stackhouse to unite fans in their passion for the game. In addition fans are treated to free hot chocolate on site.
GamePlus : If you are a Rogers customer you can come to the GamePlus desk in the Rogers Fan Hub and redeem exclusive experiences such as meet-and-greets with NHL alumni autographed merchandise and tours of our Sportsnet Mobile Studio.
Sportsnet Augmented Reality Photo Booth : Fans have the chance to get close to their favourite players through augmented reality technology. Fans can take photos with virtual images of NHL stars and have the photo emailed directly to their device for social sharing
The Hockey Circus Show : Come see Paz our world-renowned hockey acrobat! Paz juggles everything from pucks to flaming hockey sticks all while standing on top of a net. It is an experience that the family will never forget.
Scotiabank Community Locker Room : A family-friendly space to engage hockey fans celebrate the game and interact with NHL alumni such as Cody Hodgson. Scotiabank will also be donating $15000 to minor hockey associations in the community.
Dodge Family Zone : Features the famous Stow ’n Go Challenge a hockey-themed obstacle course. Also fans have the opportunity to enter a contest to win $5000 for their local minor hockey association and a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica for their family. All contest entrants will receive a Dodge Hometown Hockey retro tuque.
Tim Hortons Ball Hockey Rink presented by Sportsnet : Features pick-up games for the community including local Timbits Hockey players.
Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria : Fans can enjoy a free slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria pizza fresh out of the oven and play the Find Giuseppe Match Game to win a rooftop experience and other great prizes.
Playmobil Kids Zone : Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures. In the zone fans will also be able to enter to win a new NHL playset.
OK Tire Zamboni Pit Stop : Features a pit-crew-like experience where fans have the opportunity to test their tire-hanging skills on a replica Zamboni.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Event and Broadcast Details
Location: Head Lake Park 9 York Street Haliburton
Time: Saturday Oct. 14 – Festival open from noon to 6 p.m. ET
Sunday Oct. 15 – Festival opens at noon ET and runs through the end of the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party
Special Guests: Cody Hodgson and Bernie Nicholls
Game Matchup: Boston Bruins vs. Vegas Golden Knights 6:30 p.m. ET (Sportsnet ONE Sportsnet 360 Sportsnet NOW Rogers NHL LIVE)