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NHL Centennial Fan Arena makes stop in Ottawa

Senators fans can take part in interactive digital displays, also celebrate 125th anniversary of Stanley Cup, 25th of team

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators and National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Ottawa, March 16, 18 and 19. 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 League's Centennial festivities honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players and teams, remarkable plays, and unforgettable moments. 

Free of charge and open to fans of all ages, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will visit Canadian Tire Centre on March 16 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. ET, prior to the Senators' home game versus the Chicago Blackhawks. Located in the plaza outside of the Gate 1 entrance to Canadian Tire Centre, fans will have the opportunity to visit the Museum Truck - the crown jewel of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena - and try the Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience as well as much more.

On March 18 and 19, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will be located inside Aberdeen Pavilion at 1000 Exhibition Way in Ottawa. Headlined by an appearance from the most revered trophy in all sports and weekend guest of honor - the Stanley Cup® - the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will also feature the Museum Truck, Entertainment Truck, The Rink (a pop-up ball hockey rink) and a viewing party for the Senators' game at the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

In addition to celebrating the League's Centennial, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will also recognize the 25th anniversary of the Senators and the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup returns to Ottawa to commemorate the donation of the trophy by Lord Stanley of Preston, the sixth Governor General of Canada, to the Ottawa Hockey Club on March 18, 1892. This historic milestone is a cornerstone of the Senators' 25th NHL season, as well as the League's Centennial festivities.

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will also be part of the weekend hockey festivities and will be located outside the Aberdeen Pavilion on March 18-19.

 

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 special Senators content, including a photo opportunity in the team's replica locker room.
ENTERTAINMENT TRUCK - A second 53-foot trailer will host a giant video screen featuring 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 of professional sports will make a special appearance. 
RSVP PROGRAM - Fans attending the NHL 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 NHL Centennial 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).

For more information and the most up-to-date schedule of events, please visit NHL.com/FanArena.

 

NHL CENTENNIAL FAN ARENA - Ottawa SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All Times Eastern

 

Thursday, March 16 - Canadian Tire Centre, Gate 1 Plaza - Kanata

4 - 7:30 p.m. Museum Truck, Entertainment Truck, Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience

 

Saturday, March 18 - Aberdeen Pavilion (Inside), 1000 Exhibition Way - Ottawa

Noon - 6 p.m. Museum Truck, Entertainment Truck, Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience, The "Rink "
Noon - 5 p.m. Stanley Cup®
* Fans can also visit Rogers Hometown Hockey, located outside at Aberdeen Pavilion

 

Sunday, March 19 - Aberdeen Pavilion (Inside), 1000 Exhibition Way - Ottawa

Noon - 10:30 p.m. Museum Truck, Entertainment Truck, Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience, The "Rink"
Noon - 7 p.m. Stanley Cup®
7:30 p.m. Viewing Party for Ottawa Senators @ Montreal Canadiens
* Fans can also visit Rogers Hometown Hockey, located outside at Aberdeen Pavilion

 

ABOUT THE NHL CENTENNIAL

The NHL's Centennial celebration, honoring 100 years of NHL hockey, officially commenced on Jan. 1 with the 2017 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.

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