Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge is heading to Steinbach, MB, for a celebration of hockey on March 9 and 10. Hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be on site for the festivities, which include meet-and-greet opportunities with NHL alumni Dave Ellett and Colton Orr, live local entertainment, and the live Sportsnet NHL broadcast.
The two-day hockey festival begins on Saturday, March 9 at Noon CT at the T.G. Smith Centre and will conclude on Sunday evening following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party. The evening’s broadcast kicks off with a special pre-game show hosted by MacLean and Slone live from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT, followed by a showdown between the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals, on Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL LIVE.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival Details:
The free hockey-themed weekend features games, prize giveaways, fun activities, and live local entertainment for the whole family, including:
Rogers Fan Hub: Rogers celebrates your community within the Fan Hub. Help support local minor hockey and participate in fun and interactive experiences, autograph signings with NHL alum Dave Ellett, video game stations, bubble hockey, and popcorn!
Sportsnet Virtual Photo Booth and Interactive Games: Fans have the chance to get close to their favourite players through virtual technology. Fans can take photos with virtual images of NHL stars, and have the photo emailed directly to their device for social sharing and their chance to win great prizes. In addition, hockey players of all ages will be able to show off their hockey skills and see how they match up to the NHL stars!
The Hockey Circus Show: Come see Paz, our world-renowned hockey acrobat! Paz juggles everything from pucks to flaming hockey sticks all while standing on top of a net. It is an experience that the family will never forget.
Scotiabank Community Hockey Rink: A family-friendly outdoor hockey space to engage hockey fans, interact with NHL alum Colton Orr, celebrate the game and play ball hockey. Scotiabank will also be donating $15,000 to minor hockey associations in the community.
Ram Haul of Fame: Features the Ram 1500 in a hockey-themed obstacle course that will test the skills of fans of all ages. Also, fans have the opportunity to enter the Breakaway Giveaway contest to win an all-new 2019 Ram 1500 for their family and $5,000 for their local minor hockey association. All contest entrants will receive a free branded giveaway courtesy of Dodge.
Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Fans can enjoy a complimentary slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria pizza fresh out of the oven, and learn more about the Find Giuseppe contest with many great prizes to be won!
Tim Hortons: As fans are enjoying the festival, warm up with a complimentary coffee or hot chocolate from the Tim Hortons mobile truck.
Playmobil Kids Zone: Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures. In the zone, fans will also be able to enter to win a new NHL playset.
Live Local Entertainment: Live music featured throughout the weekend beginning with The Boy & The Sea performing on Saturday followed by Del Barber and John Grolman on Sunday.
Ted Rogers Community Grants: Ted Rogers Community Grants are being awarded to local Canadian organizations to help support educational programs that enable Canadian youth to succeed inside and outside the classroom, including in Steinbach.
Giving Together to support hockey in your community: Every week, Rogers is also Giving Together to support hockey in local communities. Attendees can participate in giving back through 50/50 draws or by purchasing popcorn and food from the on-site BBQ. All proceeds are donated to minor hockey organizations.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Event and Broadcast Details
T.G. Smith Centre - 321 Elmdale St., Steinbach, MB R5G 0E8 (Elmdale St. from Reimer Ave. to Lumber Ave.)
Saturday, March 9 – Festival open from Noon CT to 6 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 10 – Festival opens at Noon CT and runs through the end of the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party
Special Guests: NHL alum Colton Orr
Game Matchup: Winnipeg Jets vs. Washington Capitals, 5:30 p.m. CT (Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW, Rogers NHL LIVE)
Connor Hellebuyck: After his first full season as the Winnipeg Jets starting goalie, Connor Hellebuyck knew he wanted to be better but was unsure of where to turn for help. His answer turned out to be only 60 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, in the active and vibrant Mennonite community of Steinbach, MB. The difference-maker was NHL agent Ray Petkau. Petkau had watched Hellebuyck’s first season in Winnipeg with interest, identifying him as someone he might be able to help. Hellebuyck took a chance on hiring Petkau as his agent, and the reward has been a trusting relationship between the two, allowing Hellebuyck to progress as one of the game’s top young goaltenders.