The 2010 Winter Classic in Boston. Photo credit: misconmmike | Flickr
On March 2, open-air NHL hockey comes to Vancouver. BC Place is set to host the 2014 Heritage Classic, a matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators in front of 50,000 fans and – if the weather cooperates – under an open roof.
If you’re not lucky enough to score a ticket, however, there’s still a way to get in on the action – at a free fan festival held on the False Creek waterfront before the game.
The parking lot outside the Plaza of Nations buildings is set to be transformed into the NHL Spectator Plaza from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on game day. Fans can expect to find a bevy of Canucks stars of yesteryear, interactive hockey-themed attractions and lots of freebies and giveaways (including your own hockey trading cards). Importantly, there’s also a Molson Canadian Hockey House on premises, should you need a little refreshment.
For fans who really want to maximize the amount of swag and autographs they pick up, here’s a closer look at all the creative and sometimes cheesy offerings at the various corporate booths in NHL Spectator Plaza: Continue reading:
Free Swag! NHL Fan Fest Hits Vancouver this Weekend