Bhp Billiton Family Hockey Fest

The objectives of the BHP Billiton Family Hockey Fest are to provide a unique, family oriented, hockey-themed, entertainment experience for the fans of the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship. It will showcase all aspects and levels of hockey – from minor through junior on to the NHL – and will create a high-quality experience that will entertain hockey fans and the general public leading up to the World Juniors in a fun and festive fashion.


The BHP Billiton Family Hockey Fest will be hosted in two locations, one in Saskatoon from December 17-22, 2009 and the other in Regina from December 26-31, 2009.

Saskatoon’s Family Hockey Fest will be held at Centennial Hall in TCU Place (20,000 square feet), while Regina’s will be held at Evraz Place and both will run for six consecutive days. It will be a great opportunity for families to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to come and enjoy themselves.

The BHP Billiton Family Hockey Fest will provide high-quality entertainment for the entire family with interactive exhibits/games/booths/displays, simulated on-ice demonstrations, minor and special hockey events, the history of hockey and equipment and sponsor promotional programs.

The BHP Billiton Family Hockey Fest will see schools and minor hockey teams adopting a team and country from the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship and presenting these teams with the fruits of their research along with ‘Welcome to Canada’ posters.
Admission to the BHP Billiton 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship is free. Hours of operation will be announced in the fall.

Potential Interactive Displays/Exhibits/Features:

  • air hockey game/video game area
  • table-top hockey game area
  • Legends of Hockey Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit
  • Stanley Cup, Memorial Cup and IIHF World Junior Championship trophy displays and photo opportunities
  • general table seating and food concessions
  • souvenir merchandise sales booths
  • hockey celebrities
  • classic hockey videos on big screens
  • used hockey equipment drop-off
  • booths: BHP Billiton, international team booths with history of hockey, tourism displays from around the world
  • autograph sessions
  • guess the number of pucks in the van contest
  • get your picture on the front page (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
  • on-site craft centre (build goalie masks)

For more information contact:
Kelly Boes (Saskatoon) 306-244-1362
Barry Clarke (Regina) 306-565-5153
Lorrie Pettigrew (Regina) 306-761-4246

For more information:
Scott Farley Vice President, Marketing Services and Events | Vice président, services de marketing et événements


2010 IIHF World Junior Championship
Preliminary Round
Dec. 26 LAT 0 - CAN 16
Dec. 28 CAN 6 - SUI 0
Dec. 29 CAN 8 - SVK 2
Dec. 31 USA 4 - CAN 5 (SO)
Jan. 03 SUI 1 - CAN 6
Jan. 03 USA 5 - SWE 2
Bronze Medal
Jan. 05 SUI 4 - SWE 11
Gold Medal
Jan. 05 USA 6 - CAN 5 (OT)
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