Hockey is back and that means Hockey Night in Canada gets to celebrate its 60th anniversary more publicly this season. To get fans (especially those who might need a bit more encouragement) pumped up for the quick season that is about to start, CBC Vancouver is hosting a special event in honor of NHL hockey’s return.
Where: Rogers Arena’s north plaza
When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 starting at 5:00pm
Fans will have the opportunity meet CBC personalities Shane Foxman, Karin Larsen and Renee Filippone, sit behind a sports anchor desk, take a spin at a prize wheel for Hockey Night in Canada swag, snap photos with Ron and Don cutouts, get faces painted, and more.
Peter Puck will be on location that day as well as around town today from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Georgia and Granville, on Thursday, January 17th from 7:00am to 9:00am at Waterfront Station, and on Friday, January 18th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Atrium Court at Metropolis at Metrotown.
The Vancouver Canucks, like most other teams around the league, have offered up specials to entice fans back to their arena. During the first three home games, all Canuck Team Store merchandise will be 50 percent off and during the first three home games, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and soft drinks will be $1 each. Follow the Canucks on Twitter for more offers and contests.