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Sens host minor hockey activities during March Break

Open Sens practice at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday morning

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today their lineup of fan activities and promotions for March Break, which runs from Monday, March 13, through Sunday, March 19. As part of the week, fans and minor hockey players will have the chance to hone their hockey skills on the ice, take in a Senators game-day skate, purchase discounted tickets for select home games at Canadian Tire Centre (@CdnTireCtr) and participate in interactive activities at the NHL Centennial Fan Arena.

Sens Gameday Experience presented by Esso - March 14

Fans from across the Ottawa-Gatineau region and minor hockey teams will have the opportunity to watch as the Senators' coaching staff puts players through the paces with an assortment of drills in preparation to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, March 14. Canadian Tire Centre doors will open at 9:45 a.m. (Gate 1), with the Senators scheduled to take to the ice at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free of charge for all fans with a non-perishable food item for donation in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. The first 500 children will receive a complimentary Sens Gameday Experience poster courtesy of the Ottawa Senators and Esso.

Sparty Cub Club Family Skate - March 15

Members of Sparty's Cub Club, the official fan club of the Ottawa Senators for children under the age of 14, can sign-up via an evite to skate at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday, March 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. alongside Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun. Participants will also receive baked goods courtesy of Brown's Your Independent Grocer in Stittsville. For more information on Sparty's Cub Club, please visit www.nhl.com/senators/fans/spartys-cub-club.

Senators Alumni Clinics featuring Laurie Boschman and Brad Smyth - March 15

Led by former Senators Laurie Boschman and Brad Smyth, the Ottawa Senators will provide minor hockey players with the unique opportunity to improve their individual skills. Novice aged players will focus on shooting and scoring while players in the Atom and Peewee levels will work on puck battles and positioning. The clinics will take place at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday, March 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include 50 minutes of ice time, a Senators practice jersey and on-ice instruction from Boschman or Smyth, in addition to lead instructors from the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs.

NHL Centennial Fan Arena - March 16, 18 and 19

As part of the Stanley Cup's 125th anniversary weekend, Canadian Tire Centre will welcome parts of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena prior to the Ottawa Senators versus Chicago Blackhawks matchup on Thursday, March 16. Fans are encouraged to visit the Gate 1 plaza from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to experience 100 years of NHL hockey by visiting the Museum Truck and Entertainment Truck or to test their skills in the Clear The Ice Zamboni® VR Experience. The NHL Centennial Fan Arena will then visit the Aberdeen Pavilion at 1000 Exhibition Way on March 18 and 19, where fans can interact with all aspects of the experience. Headlined by appearances from the most revered trophy in all of sports and weekend guest of honour - the Stanley Cup® - the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will also feature "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.

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

Noon to 6 p.m. Museum Truck, Entertainment Truck, Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience, The "Rink"

Noon to 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 to 10:30 p.m. Museum Truck, Entertainment Truck, Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience, The "Rink"

Noon to 7 p.m. Stanley Cup®

7:30 p.m. Viewing Party for Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens

* Fans can also visit Rogers Hometown Hockey, located outside at Aberdeen Pavilion

Minor hockey ticket promotions for select Senators home games

Minor hockey teams and players are able to purchase discounted tickets for two Senators home games during the March Break. Select ticket packages will be available for Tuesday, March 14, when the Ottawa Senators host the Tampa Bay Lightning, in addition to the Senators match-up against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, March 16 when using the promo code HEO2 at www.ottawasenators.com/HEO2. For group ticket information, please call 613-599-0247 or e-mail Brock Gibson at gibsonb@ottawasenators.com.

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