Hockey Day in Canada at Richmond Olympic Oval – February 11, 2012


Hockey Day in Canada at Richmond Olympic Oval - February 11, 2012

ALL THINGS HOCKEY UNDER ONE ROOF!

Saturday, February 11th
At the Richmond Olympic Oval
10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Oval Members get early entrance at 10 a.m.!
FREE Admission for All!

Program Highlights

  • Get an autograph and photo taken with hockey icon, Trevor Linden
  • Watch Linden and other celebrities compete in ball hockey 12:00 – 12:30pm
  • Meet Canucks mascot Fin and other Canucks alumni including Dave Babych, Tony Tani, Orland Kurtenbach and Jack McIlhargey
  • Win a trip for 2 to Japan, Canucks hockey tickets and more!
  • Stroll through the Hockey Hall of Fame exhibits and over 50 vendors of collectibles and memorabilia
  • Play Games, enter contests, test your hockey skills
  • Richmond Sockeyes vs. North Delta Devils, Pacific International Junior Hockey League Game, 1:30 — 4:00 p.m.; Mark Donnelly to sing the anthem.

Get Your Picture with four of the National Hockey League’s most prestigious trophies, including:

  • Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL’s Most Valuable Player — won by Canucks Henrik Sedin in 2009-2010.
  • Art Ross Trophy for NHL points leader, won the past two seasons by Henrik and Daniel Sedin.
  • Rocket Richard Trophy for NHL’s top goal soccer, won three times by Vancouver Canuck Pavel Bure.
  • President’s Trophy for overall regular season champion, won in 2010-2011 by Vancouver Canucks.

Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame’s massive Legends of Hockey Exhibit featuring memorabilia and individual displays highlighting history of the Original Six NHL Teams, Vancouver Canucks, Team Canada, Wayne Gretzky and much more.

Interactive Exhibits

Test your hockey skills in the interactive experiences, including:

  • Electronic Hockey Net
  • Shutout Virtual Reality Goaltending
  • Super Deker (test your shooting accuracy)
  • Hardest Shot Radar (test the speed of your shot)
  • Mini-rink
  • Gockey
  • H Box Hockey

Big Screen Hockey Games

Catch all seven of Canada’s NHL hockey teams in action as they broadcast CBC Hockey Night in Canada on a giant screen. You can even come to cheer on your hometown Canucks at 7pm as they take on arch rival Calgary. Watch for CBC filming live segments for its Hockey Day coverage at the Oval and you could be part of their national broadcast!

10:30 — 11 a.m.
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Live from Prince Edward Island

11:00 a.m.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Ottawa Senators
Wininipeg Jets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

2:00 — 3:00 p.m.
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Live from Prince Edward Island

3:30 p.m.
Scotiabank Hockey Tonight

4:00 p.m.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

7:00 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

Ice Zone

A day-long hockey jamboree on the Oval’s twin Olympic-sized ice sheets featuring local Richmond hockey teams. Vancouver Canucks Alumni and Canucks Manager of Hockey Development Rod Brathwaite will lead a special skills clinic for selected local players.

South Rink
11:00 — 11:45 a.m.
High Performance Skills Clinic/Demonstration

11:45 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
High Performance Goalies Skills Clinic/Demonstration

12:45 — 1:45 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks Hockey Skills Clinic (Hockey 2-4)

2:00 — 3:00 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks Hockey Skills Clinic (Atom & Peewee)

3:15 — 4:00 p.m.
Oval Power Skating Skills Clinic/Demonstration

4:00 — 4:45 p.m.
Oval Youth Hockey

5:00 — 5:45 p.m.
Oval Adult Hockey

North Rink
1:30 — 4:00 p.m.
Richmond Sockeyes vs. North Delta Devils; Mark Donnelly to sing the National anthem

Multi-Sport Zone

Every Great Hockey Player is a Great Athlete First!
– Test and explore the building block of every great hockey player.

– Discover how to perfect Fundamental Movement Skills: running, jumping, throwing, agility, balance, coordination and speed.

– Learn why Physical Literacy is so important to the developing hockey player.

– Find out where you sit on the Long Term Athlete Development pathway and how to take the next steps!

Floorball Canada

Learn about the exciting sport of Floorball, a variant of floor hockey that is rapidly growing in popularity. The sport will be demonstrated on two full-size Floorball Hockey rinks in the Oval’s Court Zone and players and officials from Floorball Canada, BC Floorball and Canada’s Men’s National Floorball Team will be on hand to showcase their sport. Watch for a variety of contests including fastest shot, accuracy challenge, stick handling obstacle course, mini-games and showcase games.

Sony PlayStation Slap Shot Zone

Play the latest electronic hockey games, plus many of Sony Playstation’s other latest hits. Challenge friends, gain glory, and win prizes!

Classic Games Zone

Get your fill of some hockey game classics like bubble hockey, table hockey, air hockey and more!

Urban Rec Street Hockey Tournament

Watch the exciting 3-on-3 street hockey tournament on the Oval riverside plaza being organized by Urban Rec. Register today as spots are limited: http://www.urbanrec.ca/Vancouver/default.aspx?id=Hockey+Day+In+Canada.

Roving Entertainment

Roving entertainment will include Duh Hockey Guys: comedic performers dressed as hockey players on stilts who will interact with crowd and were a popular attraction at various Olympic celebration sites. Other entertainment to be confirmed.

Hockey Memorabilia Zone

Find a hockey treasure in a sea of over 50 hockey memorabilia vendors. Organized by Bossa Productions, Western Canada’s largest producer of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Pick up your favourite NHL player’s hockey card, get signed player prints, trade stickers, pins and more! Tons of free giveaways.

Prizes/Contests

Visit the 24 Hours “Shoot to Win” booth where 24 Hours, West Jet and Japan Air Lines will give away a trip for two to Japan on event day.

There will also have draws/contests for Canucks, Vancouver Giants and Richmond Sockeyes tickets and other prizes on the day of the event. Look for lots of free giveaways of product samples and other great free stuff at event, including thousands of hockey cards and hockey stickers.

Event Parking

There will be no parking available underground at the Oval, but fear not—there will be a ton of alternate parking off-site on River Road, at Worksafe BC and the Richmond Public Works Yard. A free shuttle will be operating between the Richmond Public Works Yard and the Oval. On event day, River Road will be closed to east-bound traffic.

For more information, please visit: http://richmondoval.ca


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