Philadelphia, PA (March 29, 2017) - The Philadelphia Flyers and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Philadelphia, April 8-9. An interactive traveling fan experience that will visit all NHL markets across North America in 2017, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is part of the NHL's Centennial festivities honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments.
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is free of charge and open to fans of all ages. It will be located in the Wells Fargo Center complex, north of the arena in lot G.
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena includes:
- MUSEUM TRUCK - The main attraction is a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, historical memorabilia, and unique photo moments.
- ENTERTAINMENT TRUCK - A second 53-foot trailer will host a giant video screen featuring team trivia and highlights, as well as a pop-out stage for special appearances.
- THE "RINK" - A pop-up ball hockey rink will give youth hockey players a chance to shine with programmed games and clinics.
- CLEAR THE ICE ZAMBONI® VR EXPERIENCE - This never-before-seen VR experience allows fans from across North America to compete against each other in a race to resurface the ice. Fans will take a seat in a mini-Zamboni® ice resurfacer, feel cool air on their skin and their seat rumble, as they are tasked with creating the perfect sheet of ice - in virtual reality. All races will be timed and shared on a leaderboard.
- STANLEY CUP® - The oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports will make a special appearance.
- RSVP PROGRAM - Fans attending the Centennial Fan Arena can RSVP at NHL.com/FanArena in advance of the event. The RSVP program includes pre-registration for the free activities at the Fan Arena including the CLEAR THE ICE Zamboni® VR Experience and photos with the Stanley Cup®, and will provide event reminder notifications (dates, times, locations, events, special appearances and more).
- RECYCLE THE GAME INITIATIVE - A special net will be available on-site where fans can donate used hockey equipment. This continues the NHL's League-wide commitment to improve hockey's environmental footprint while supporting youth hockey, particularly in underserved communities. The collection will benefit the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena will come to Philadelphia for the Flyers final weekend of regular season play as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes in a pair of back-to-back home games. The Fan Arena will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. The Flyers will hold special programming on each day including Flyers Alumni autograph sessions and rink side presentations.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, April 8
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Stanley Cup® photo opportunity
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (stage) - Flyers Alumni autograph session with Brad Marsh, Brian Propp, Doug Crossman
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. (rink) - Philadelphia PowerPlay scrimmage against Flyers Alumni
Sunday, April 9
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Stanley Cup® photo opportunity
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (stage) - Flyers Alumni autograph session with Bob Kelly, Bernie Parent, Joe Watson
*For more information and the most up-to-date schedule of events, please visit NHL.com/FanArena
Admission to the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is free. Standard game-day parking rates apply at the Wells Fargo Center.
ABOUT THE NHL CENTENNIAL
The NHL's Centennial celebration, honoring 100 years of NHL hockey, officially commenced on January 1, 2017 with the Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ outdoor game. Throughout the year, the Centennial celebration will include a variety of important content initiatives, ceremonies, recognitions, observances and special events. For more information, visit NHL.com/100, the central hub of all NHL Centennial news, content, videos, images, and NHL Centennial Fan Arena and NHL Centennial events.