Come for The Hockey, Stay for The Party at Worldfest
May 11, 2009

REGINA – Do you want to enjoy more than just the action on the ice at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship? Then come for the hockey, stay for the party.

WorldFest, to be held at Evraz Place from December 26-31, will feature live music and entertainment. Programming includes a professional MC, a mix of local bands and nationally known talent, and plenty of video screens to watch all the World Junior action.

“We know the hockey will be at the international level, and now we’re planning on raising the party to that level as well,” says Carmen Giblet, vice-president of WorldFest with the Regina host organizing committee. “Saskatchewan people love hockey and enjoying themselves and we’ll be offering both next December.”

The opening face-off for WorldFest takes place December 26 with a championship-opening cabaret following the game at 1 p.m. CT at the Brandt Centre between the Czech Republic and Sweden. During the event, WorldFest will open two hours before each game and will run until 2 a.m. every night. The final horn sounds on December 31 with a New Year’s Eve cabaret following the final Regina game between Russia and the Czech Republic.

“During the round robin, three days will feature games at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Brandt Centre, and we want to entertain fans between those games with music, food and entertainment, all without having to leave the building,” Giblet says. “After those 5 p.m. games, we will encourage fans to come over to WorldFest and catch the action from the 7 p.m. game in Saskatoon.”

The host organizing committee is also launching World Junior Ticket Day in Saskatchewan on May 13. With the support of Saskatchewan’s media community, May 13 marks the second wave of ticket sales as the new, additional seats in both the Brandt Centre and Credit Union Centre will be available to the public. Ticket prices for these seats will be released on May 13 at 10 a.m. MT at

For further information:

Al Ford

Assistant general manager

2010 IIHF WJC host organizing committee


Carmen Giblet

Vice-president, WorldFest

2010 IIHF WJC host organizing committee, Regina


About the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship

The 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place at Regina’s Brandt Centre and Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre from to .

Tickets for the 2010 World Juniors are now on sale through Ticketmaster, either at, 1-800-970-SEAT, or any Ticketmaster outlet. Saskatoon’s 21-game package includes round-robin games featuring Canada’s National Junior Team, the relegation round and all medal round games from $758 to $1,178 per ticket package, plus applicable service charges. Regina’s 12-game package, including two pre-competition games featuring Canada’s National Junior Team and 10 round-robin games, is priced from $383 to $443 per ticket package, plus service charges. There is also an optional ticket package with limited availability that includes the Regina 12-game package and the relegation and medal round in Saskatoon for a total of 23 games at $1,048, plus applicable service charges.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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