Grouse Mountain Stays Open All Night for 24 Hours of Winter 2014

24 Hours of Winter Vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

This Saturday, Grouse Mountain is hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter all-nighter that has guests snowboarding, skiing, and dancing the night away until the sun rises the next morning.

Back for its 4th consecutive year since its introduction during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, 24 Hours of Winter is a unique Vancouver event that runs from Saturday evening until Sunday morning (February 8-9, 2014) with skiing, snowboarding, dining, and plenty of family-fun activities!

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Grouse Mountain Stays Open All Night for 24 Hours of Winter 2014

Canadian Olympic Men’s Hockey Team Announced

Team Canada goalie Roberto Luongo holds up his gold medal after victory over the USA in Vancouver. Photo: postmedia.com

Team Canada goalie Roberto Luongo holds up his gold medal after victory over the USA in Vancouver.
Photo: postmedia.com

Team Canada’s hockey roster for the Sochi 2014 Olympics was announced today:

Roberto Luongo
Carey Price
Mike Smith
Jay Bouwmeester
Drew Doughty
Dan Hamhuis,
Duncan Keith
Alex Pietrango
P.K. Subban
Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Shea Webber
Jamie Benn
Patrice Bergeron
Jeff Carter
Sidney Crosby
Matt Duchene
Ryan Getzlaf
Corey Perry
Chris Kunitz
Patrick Marleau
Steven Stamkos
Rick Nash
Jonathan Toews
Patrick Sharp
John Tavares

Canucks for Kids Fund SuperSkills Competition Returns January 11th

Photo credit: Christian Bucad | Flickr

The Canucks for Kids Fund SuperSkills Competition is back for another year of family fun. The event, hosted in partnership with Rogers, will take place on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at Rogers Arena. The event will feature an alumni scrimmage and skills competition with past and present Canucks. It’s a great chance to see the Vancouver Canucks in a fun, casual, and carefree setting, as well as a great opportunity see the Canucks at a lower price point.

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Free Skiing for Anyone Dressed Like Santa, Dec. 14

Photo credit: Stéfan | Flickr

Photo credit: Stéfan | Flickr

Ready to get into the holiday spirit . . . and save some money on the slopes at the same time?

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain is running a rather unusual holiday-themed promotion this Saturday, Dec. 14.  Skiers and boarders decked out in full Santa gear – that includes everything from the pants to the beard – will get a free lift ticket.

Yes, it might be a bit of a challenge to navigate all those black diamond runs in a big red suit. But consider that you’ll be saving the cost of a full ticket, $109 this year.  That’s some serious incentive to look your jolliest.

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Outdoor NHL Hockey Coming to Vancouver: Tickets on sale for Heritage Classic at BC Place

The 2010 Winter Classic in Boston.  Photo credit: misconmmike | Flickr

The 2010 Winter Classic in Boston. Photo credit: misconmmike | Flickr

Ready for outdoor NHL hockey in Vancouver?

Tickets are on sale this week for the NHL’s 2014 Heritage Classic, which will see the Vancouver Canucks face the Ottawa Senators on March 2.  But it’s not the matchup as much as the venue that matters.  The game will take place on a specially built rink inside B.C. Place. – and, if all goes well, the roof will be wide open.

Judging from ticket sales, enthusiasm in Vancouver is high.  Since going on sale on Thursday, the cheapest ticket categories ($62.20 and $104.20) have already sold out on Ticketmaster and a sellout of the entire 54,500-seat stadium seems in the cards, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Outdoor NHL games have surged in popularity in recent years.  The first Heritage Classic – which pits two Canadian teams against one another in an open-air venue – took place in Edmonton in 2003. A second was hosted in Calgary in 2011.  Meanwhile, since 2008, yearly Winter Classic games between American teams have been held in the U.S.

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