Join the NHL's celebration of 100 Years at the NHL Centennial Fan Arena on Thursday, March 2nd at the BB&T Center, Friday March 3rd at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Saturday March 4th at the BB&T Center. Experience a touring tribute to a century of hockey and the thrills, victories, and history of our game.
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena will be located in lot B2, just in front of the Jet Blue tarmac. Patrons will enter through Gate 5. Please see below for a schedule of events.
Fans attending the Centennial Fan Arena can RSVP at Centennialarena.NHL.com in advance of the event. The RSVP program includes pre-registration for the free activites 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).
Thursday, March 2:
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. - NHL Centennial Fan Arena Open to the Public & Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Watch Party
Friday, March 3:
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. - NHL Centennial Fan Arena Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience, Stanley Cup® viewing and Mardi Gras Casino Fanboni at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Promenade at the corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard
Saturday, March 4:
12 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - NHL Centennial Fan Arena open to season ticket holders and general public
*12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Priority Access Stanley Cup® viewing for Florida Panthers Season Ticket Holders*
4 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Access to the general public of the Stanley Cup® viewing
After enjoying the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, come watch the Florida Panthers take on the Dallas Stars at 7PM! Click HERE for tickets!
*Season ticket holders please RSVP through your representative for your special ticket*
The following are prohibited items for the watch party on March 2.
-Backpacks of any size
-Pets of any kind
-Bags larger than 12"x12"
*Please remove chairs from bags before reaching check point*
A pop-up ball hockey rink will give youth hockey players a chance to shine with programmed gamed and clinics.
The oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports will make a special appearance in every NHL market.
The main attraction is a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet on interactive digital displays, original video content, historical memorabilia, and unique photo moments.
Youth Ball Hockey Learn to Play
The Panthers Hockey Development team will host three youth ball hockey Learn to Play clinics as part of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena on Saturday, March 4. There will be three Learn to Play Clinics throughout the day, as well as "Stick and Puck" times for open hockey in the rink.
Clinics are limited to the first 30 youth in line for each session age 12 and under. Please see below for Session Information.
Clinic 1 and Skills Competition: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Clinic 2 and Skills Competition: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Clinic 3 and Skills Competition: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stick and Puck Session 1: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stick and Puck Session 2: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stick and Puck Session 3: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stick and Puck Session 4: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
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 rac to resurface the ice. Fans will take a seat in a mini-Zamboni® ice resurfacer, feel cool ari 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.
Recycle the Game
Get your old gear out of the attic and out of the basement and put it back on the ice where it belongs! All donations of gear will support a local Florida hockey program in need. Bring any of the accepted items, listed below, to the NHL Centennial Fan Arena and the first 200 fans will recieve a shop.nhl.com discount card.
Items must be in good condition and include helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin pads, gloves, skates, sticks, goalie pads, and goalie blockers/gloves.
The Panthers and Fox Sports Florida will hold a viewing party within the NHL Centennial Fan Arena on Thursday, March 2 where fans can watch the Panthers take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be played on the big screen and food trucks will be available for all patrons to enjoy.
Fans attending the Centennial Fan Arena can RSVP at Centennialarena.NHL.com in advance of the event. The RSVP program includes pre-regiestration for the free activities. The RSVP program includes 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).
Come out on Saturday, March 4 to meet Florida Panthers Alumni and special NHL 100 members. Times are subject to change and check back for additional appearances.
Randy Moller: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Billy Lindsay: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Jeff Chychrun: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Olli Jokinen: TBD
Serge Payer: 5 p.m.
Denis Potvin: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Peter Worrell: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Radek Dvorak: 4:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Bill Torrey: TBD
Fans can come out to the Centennial Fan Arena on Thursday, March 2 and Saturday, March 4 and enjoy the best food trucks South Florida has to offer! Check back here for an updated list of vendors that will be available!