SWIFT CURRENT, SK, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's biggest celebration of hockey – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada® (SHDiC) – arrives this week in Swift Current beginning February 6, with a series of community hockey events, culminating in a 12.5-hour broadcast featuring all seven Canadian NHL® teams taking the ice, on February 9. The broadcast starts at 12 p.m. CST/1 p.m. EST on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, CBC, Rogers NHL LIVE and Sportsnet NOW.
Scotiabank is proud to continue the tradition of bringing Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada® to communities across Canada for the 19th year. Hockey matters to Scotiabank as it matters to Canadians. We are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential both off and on the ice and have proudly helped to support one million kids, and counting, through our commitment to community hockey across Canada. Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada® is about much more than just the game of hockey – it's about coming together as a community. We are proud to support this celebration of hockey, which brings kids' hockey clinics, games, the Stanley Cup® and NHL Alumni™ to communities across Canada.
This Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada® we are celebrating hockey memories and creating new ones and we want you to be part of it! When you share your favourite memory with #HockeyDay on social media, we'll donate $1 to the NHL® Foundation in support of kids' community hockey initiatives*. Your memories will help inspire our Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada® mural, being created live in Swift Current.
The events of the week include:
Wednesday, February 6
SHDiC: The Music of Hockey with Ron MacLean
Opening celebration with NHL Alumni™ and the Stanley Cup®
Bobbi Jo Slusur, Bryan Trottier, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Colin Patterson, Darcy Tucker, Lanny McDonald, Marty McSorley, Sheldon Kennedy, Tim Tisdale, Travis Moen, Trent McCleary, Wendel Clark, and the Stanley Cup®
Evanka Osmak, Ken Reid, Ron MacLean,
Winners of Scotiabank Heroes of Hockey Day in Canada
SHDiC: Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Friday Cabaret
Evening of music featuring the Bidini Band and Bryan Trottier
Bobbi Jo Slusur, Bryan Trottier, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Colin Patterson, Darcy Tucker, Lanny McDonald, Marty McSorley, Sheldon Kennedy, Tim Tisdale, Travis Moen, Trent McCleary, Wendel Clark and the Stanley Cup®
Saturday, February 9
SHDiC: Parade & Outdoor Festival
Local fans get up close with the Stanley Cup® and NHL Alumni™
10:30 a.m. – Parade from Bridgeway Church Staging Area to Riverdene Park, 2S8, Riverdene Park Drive 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Outdoor Festival Hot Stove interviews and photo sessions with NHL Alumni™, photos with the Stanley Cup®, giveaways, on-ice hockey clinics, NHL® broadcast viewing party in the Scotiabank Warming Zone, and more
Off Ice – Riverdene Park
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Stanley Cup® on Display
1 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. – Hot Stove - Main Stage at Festival
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Hot Stove - Main Stage at Festival
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Outdoor Hockey League Shinny
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Sledge Hockey
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Public Skate
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Public Skate
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – WHL Morning Skates
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Swift Current Wildcats (AAA Midget Women) vs. Melville Saskatchewan
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Swift Current Broncos vs. Saskatoon Blades – *Ticketed event
Riverdene Park 2S8, Riverdene Park Drive, Swift Current (just off of North Hill Drive)
2001 Chaplin St. E. Swift Current
Hockey Alumni Bobbi Jo Slusur, Bryan Trottier, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Colin Patterson, Darcy Tucker, Lanny McDonald, Marty McSorley, Sheldon Kennedy, Tim Tisdale, Travis Moen, Trent McCleary, Wendel Clark, and the Stanley Cup®
Scotiabank is proud to partner with Sportsnet to sponsor Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada®. We are excited to bring the 19th annual edition of the hockey festivities to Saskatchewan, a province that shares Scotiabank's shared passion for hockey and belief in strong communities.
About Scotiabank Hockey
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Toronto Maple Leafs® (who play at Scotiabank Arena), Winnipeg Jets®, Calgary Flames® (who play at Scotiabank Saddledome), and Edmonton Oilers®. The Bank also supports the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program has supported over million kids and counting through its involvement with minor hockey teams in communities across Canada. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.scotiabankhockeyclub.com
*The program runs from February 2 – 9, 2019. Scotiabank will donate up to a maximum contribution of $50,000 to the NHL Foundation to fund kids' community hockey.
For further information: For Media Enquiries Only: Erin Truax, Scotiabank, C: 416-578-9659, [email protected]; Daniela Da Silva, Scotiabank, C: 647-272-1581, [email protected]; For enquiries related to the Sportsnet broadcast, please contact Jason Jackson at [email protected]
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