MONTREAL, Que. – The puck officially drops Friday at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto, Ont., and Montreal, meaning the start of off-ice festivities as well, including the McDonald’s Fan Zone, which runs from Dec. 26-31 in Montreal and Jan. 2-5 in Toronto.
The McDonald’s Fan Zone will offer hockey fans of all ages an opportunity to take part in the action of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, including appearances by Team Canada alumni, and interactive exhibits and displays hosted both outside the Bell Centre and inside the Windsor Station building on l’avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal in Montreal. In Toronto, the activities will be hosted outside of the west entrance of the Air Canada Centre along Bremner Boulevard.
MCDONALD’S FAN ZONE SCHEDULE (IN MONTREAL)
Friday, Dec. 26 – 1-10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2-10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 28 – 6-10 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 29 – 2-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 30 – 6-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – 2-6 p.m.
MCDONALD’S FAN ZONE SCHEDULE (IN TORONTO)
Friday, Jan. 2 – 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3 – 12–8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 4 – 12–9 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 5 – 12–9 p.m.
All preliminary round games in Montreal will be shown on a video board in the McDonald’s Fan Zone.
Hockey fans do not require a game ticket in order to visit the McDonald’s Fan Zone. McDonald’s McCafe trailer will provide free McCafe coffee on site in both cities as part of its title sponsorship of the Fan Zone.
In addition, the Hockey Canada Century Tour will roll into both Montreal and Toronto during the McDonald’s Fan Zone. The Century Tour, which is criss-crossing the country to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada, includes a 20,000-square-foot interactive hockey experience and provides opportunities for young Canadians to try the game and learn more about the rich history of hockey in Canada.
The McDonald’s atoMc Hockey and Équipe McDoMD (in Quebec) programs build on a 40-year relationship with Hockey Canada; it is the only hockey initiative in the country that gives participating players the opportunity to proudly wear the same Hockey Canada logo on their jerseys as Team Canada.
For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, www.hockeycanada.ca/2015juniors,or follow on social media at www.facebook.com/worldjuniors, www.twitter.com/hc_wjc and www.twitter.com/hc_men.