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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™ arrives in Whistler February 9 – 10


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    Ron McLean and Tara Slone - Photo Credit: Rogers/Sportsnet

Whistler, B.C. – The Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™ tour makes its way to Whistler February 9 and 10 welcoming families and friends to gather together to celebrate hockey in the mountains.

Throughout the weekend, hockey fans will have the opportunity to attend multiple free hockey-inspired activities at Whistler Olympic Plaza. From a hockey circus show and live music, to National Hockey League alumni appearances and a LIVE Sportsnet broadcast with hosts Ron McLean and Tara Slone, Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™ will unite guests and community members together in honouring the tradition of hockey in Canada.

Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™ in Whistler schedule highlights include:

The Hockey Circus Show – Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10
Entertaining for the whole family, guests can watch everything from juggling to flaming hockey sticks in this hockey-inspired acrobatic show.

Parade of Champions – Sunday, February 10
Guests can gather around Whistler Olympic Plaza to watch community teams and groups march throughout the festival donning their jerseys and showcasing their love for hockey. The march will end at the Sportsnet Mobile Studio in time for the LIVE Sportsnet broadcast.

LIVE Sportsnet Broadcast – Sunday, February 10
Hosts Ron McLean and Tara Slone will be at Whistler Olympic Plaza for a live broadcast sharing stories that celebrate hockey history and culture in Whistler. Afterwards, guests will get the chance to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the New York Rangers on a big screen in Olympic Plaza.

The full event schedule and tour details can be found at whistler.com/events/hometown-hockey. This event is supported by the Resort Municipality of Whistler through funding provided by the Province of British Columbia.

Guests eager to pair their love for hockey with skiing can take advantage of a variety of winter packages when booking with Whistler.com. BC and Washington State residents can enjoy exclusive offers as Whistler Rewards members. For accommodation bookings in January and February, Whistler Rewards members will receive two free Fresh Tracks tickets allowing them to enjoy a buffet breakfast and early access to the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb.

Book a hockey-inspired winter getaway in Whistler with confidence at www.whistler.com. With the best price guarantee, Whistler.com, the official central reservations for Whistler, offers one-stop shopping with the largest selection and no booking fee for accommodation or activities. Travel consultants at Whistler.com are based in Whistler, with the call centre located in the heart of Whistler Village. Call 1.800.944.7853 to request a no-obligation quote or visit whistler.com for more details and offers.

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