Molson Canadian Hockey House


Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 — 4:27pm PST
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Molson Canadian Hockey House will be a refuge, a retreat, a party zone, and a hub for all things hockey during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. The House will host players, teams, fans, VIPs and delegates throughout the course of the Olympic activities in 2010.

The facility will be located at Concord Pacific Place, in North East False Creek between Creekside Park and GM Place. Here are some fast facts about the venue:

  • The pavilion is 81,000 square feet
  • Expected to host more than 50,000 fans throughout the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Will serve up 350,000 cans of Molson Canadian
  • Wolfgang Puck Catering will be supplying the food in the dining area that seats 250 people
  • Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies is the Executive Director of Entertainment
  • 40-foot HD screens for watching hockey, 1,400 square feet of video images, a 40,000 watt sound system, 38,000 LEDs and over 92 million video pixels
  • Signature Molson Canadian bars
  • Hockey trivia, hockey karaoke, and other daily events
  • Conscious effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the venue, including (but not limited to) recycling and using recycled/biodegradable products
  • The Molson Canadian Hockey House will be in operation from 11:00am until 2:00am every day and opens to the public from February 12 until February 28, 2010.

    Bob Nicholson President of Hockey Canada (left) – Canucks legend Stan Smyl (right)
    Bob Nicholson Stan Smyl

    Multi-day VIP passes went on sale this morning and although they cost a pretty penny there are still three levels of ticket options (bronze, silver and gold). The Bronze package includes the Opening Ceremonies on Day 1 (February 12th) for $495. If that’s out of your range but you would still like to take part, they are also looking for volunteers to help host the Hockey House.

    You can follow @Hockey_House on Twitter for updates.

    Update January 7th, 2010
    I have received word that MCHH is selling pretty well so far with VIP passes completely sold out when Team Canada plays Team USA in the Olympic tournament. Spots to hang out at the Hockey House during Other Team Canada games are still available as well as FAN ZONE passes, which start at just $99. The FAN ZONE passes aren’t as exclusive as the VIP obviously, but you get access to the lounge, a great hockey-watching atmosphere, food, and two complimentary beverages (with many chances to purchase more from any of the bars after that).

    Along with other events and entertainment there will also be a Gretzky Tribute Night on February 19th. It has also been confirmed that “The Great One” will be in attendance.

    Update January 19, 2010
    Since the price has dropped to $99 for the Fan Zone the website is slammed today with ticket orders. You can still get your tickets by calling 1 866 523 8959 if you can’t get through online.

    Molson Canadian Hockey House

    Update February 10, 2010
    The Molson Canadian Hockey House opened up for media today with special introductions from Tyler Stewart and Sean Cullen.

    Molson Canadian Hockey House

    Molson Canadian Hockey House

    Molson Canadian Hockey House

    Molson Canadian Hockey House

    Molson Canadian Hockey House

    I didn’t spend much time inside between events but I’ll be there on Friday to catch the opening ceremonies from this mega hockey & beer haven.

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    15 comments

    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      Does the Hockey House want their own in-house photographers? 😉 I’ll just go around all day taking photos of the festivities!

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    4. Jamie Maw says:

      Not to sound unduly chauvinistic, but I would like to understand the methodology of how Molson CANADIAN chose Wolfgang Puck as their food purveyor.

    5. Deb says:

      Does anyone know if there is an age limit for this event?

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    7. Miss604 says:

      @Deb I’m pretty sure you need to be 19+ (legal drinking age) to be there.

    8. Ferg Devins says:

      Miss 604…we’re looking at the possibility of allowing under LDA during the day at Molson Canadian Hockey House. We will have those of legal drinking age wrist banded to ensure legal drinking age consumption only. Thanks for the interest. Cheers @MolsonFerg

    9. Dina says:

      Do you need to pre-buy tickets? If there is a cover to enter how much is it? What time does it go till?

    10. They have changed their twitter name to just Hockey_House http://twitter.com/Hockey_House
      Would have been better without the underscore.

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    12. Paul McMillan says:

      I am writing to comment on the complete LACK of communication from the Molson Hockey House, myself and 11 others purchased VIP tickets on Jan 22nd and have yet (other than an email) to have any of our 10 messages and upmteen voice mails returned, we still haven’t recieved our passes and I continue to wonder if this place exists….

      signed frustrated!

    13. super upset says:

      I too am writing to comment on the lack of communication…. I went to purchase tickets on Feb 8th for an event on 15th… I tried to process first on line no luck, then my friend tried again for me, no luck, I called the reservation line on the 1 866 no. and the 3 rd party person processed my ticket purchase but was unsuccessful in obtaining confirmation after 49 mins of being on the telephone…. when I asked her for her name for follow up in case I did not recieve confirmation she hung up on me. I have since left 3 messages on the customer service line 1 866 #1 and have sent 3 emails. The phone lines have since been dropped with no opportunity to talk to anyone or leave a message. I even left a message for the VIP coordinator with a message from the President of my company. I have not rec’d a phone call or email from anyone… I have followed up with Visa and the charges have gone through as of Feb 8th…
      The event is on Monday and I have nothing to get me into the venue but they have the money…… all help and advice would be appreciated…..

    14. tk says:

      to “super upset”
      I suggest going down there with ID…. they’ll want the phone number you gave date purchased, and the name you gave …we too got our passes very last minute. Chin up …it’ll workout …they know they have been unorganized!

      tk

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