Hockey fans in Charlottetown will be treated to the Hockey Canada Century Tour for three days in September. Hockey Canada is turning 100 in December and the organization plans to spend the whole season celebrating.
The century tour includes a 20,000-square-foot interactive hockey experience caravan that will travel to approximately 100 communities in Canada. It will arrive in Charlottetown at the Peakes Quay parking lot on Friday, September 19 from 1-7 p.m.; Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
"The City of Charlottetown has a long and successful relationship with Hockey Canada and we value our partnership with the organization," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "As a city steeped in history, we understand the importance of celebrating historic milestones. On behalf of City Council and the residents of Charlottetown I congratulate Hockey Canada on their 100th Anniversary, and look forward to celebrating when we welcome the Century Tour to our city."
As this is a special year for Hockey Canada, there are many activities planned to celebrate the game. Fans visiting the Century Tour will be immersed in the excitement, history and energy that is Canadian hockey, including a state-of-the-art interactive timeline of milestone hockey moments and artifacts, on-ice experiences on a one-third scale synthetic ice rink, programs and activities specifically developed for kids, families and newcomers to the game, and a celebration of both Team Canada and local community hockey leaders.
Some other activities include:
• The Canadian Tire Hero of Play program, celebrating and recognizing the ‘behind-the-scenes’ people who contribute to the success of hockey in Canada;
• Samsung Coaching Clinics, helping coaches to create training programs and game plans using the latest technology. Fans will also explore the future of the game through the lens of Samsung’s innovative technology;
• The TELUS Family Fan Zone, with fun and games for kids of all ages.
For more information on the Century Tour, please visit one of the links below:
What is the Century Tour?
Media Gallery (photos and videos)
City of Charlottetown