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Blackhawks to showcase Training Camp Festival in new digital experience

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today unveiled a comprehensive digital experience for this Saturday's Training Camp Festival that will give fans around the world their first chance to see the Blackhawks back on the ice.

Leading up to the event, fans will have the opportunity to set the starting lineups for the scrimmage by submitting their dream player combination for each team on Twitter.

Blackhawks social media accounts will also provide fans with unique player and coach perspectives. Highlights include a GoPro Goalie Helmet Cam, 360-degree video on the ice for the national anthem and in the locker room at intermission, viewpoints from individual players on the bench and on the ice via Snapchat Spectacles, and aerial drone footage from inside the United Center giving fans an unprecedented view of the game. On Instagram, the team will feature stories from the penalty box, including fan-submitted questions for player interviews, as well as a live player walk-and-talk.

The entire Training Camp Festival event will be streamed live on chicagoblackhawks.com, within the Blackhawks mobile app and -- for the first time ever -- on Facebook LIVE.

For those attending Blackhawks Training Camp Festival at the United Center on Saturday, gates will open at 9 a.m. and the first 10,000 fans to enter the building will receive a Patrick Kane bobblehead. The marquee event of the day will allow fans inside the arena to watch a Blackhawks training camp practice and scrimmage at 11 a.m. All seating within the United Center will be general admission. Outside, the Festival will include appearances from Blackhawks Alumni, live music, food and drink and entertainment for fans of all ages starting at 8 a.m. in Parking Lot C. Please note that parking for Training Camp Festival is free.

More information regarding the 2017 Blackhawks Training Camp Festival at the United Center is available on chicagoblackhawks.com.

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