There will also be some pre-festival community events:
Wednesday, January 18: Fans can get virtual photos with their favourite players and Sportsnet personalities at the Kal Tire Place from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, January 20: Fans can get virtual photos with their favourite players and Sportsnet personalities at the Civic Arena from 4 – 8 p.m.
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 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, followed by a showdown between the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival Details
The free hockey-themed weekend will feature games, activities, live local entertainment and food trucks for the whole family, including:
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 pick-up 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.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Event and Broadcast Details
· Vernon City Hall – 3400 30 St, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6
Saturday, January 21 – Festival open from noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 22 – Festival opens at noon and runs through the end of the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party