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Wayne Gretzky looking forward to World Cup final

Hockey Hall of Fame forward excited to watch Team Canada play Team Europe

by Bill Price @BillPriceNHL / NHL.com Editor-in-Chief

TORONTO -- The Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village saved the best for last.

Wayne Gretzky closed the doors on the 10-day fan festival in the city's Distillery District on Sunday, joining Sportsnet's Christine Simpson for a "Conversation with Wayne Gretzky" in front of a thrilled crowd.

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Chris Hadfield keynote speaker at STEM Experience

First Canadian to walk in space teaches kids about science, technology, engineering and math at World Cup

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

TORONTO -- There may be no better way to learn about science, technology, engineering and math than from an astronaut, a person whose profession and well-being depend entirely on those four disciplines.

That's why Colonel Chris Hadfield was the perfect choice as the keynote speaker at the STEM Experience at Fan Village, an educational field trip opportunity for more than 3,000 students and teachers from across the Greater Toronto Area.

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Tickets available for Lenny Kravitz event

Rock legend will perform at World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions on Friday

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Tickets to the Sept. 23 World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions featuring Lenny Kravitz event are available for purchase online via www.Ticketmaster.ca or the Ticketmaster App. Tickets are $25 CAD for general admission standing room and available now for purchase. Pricing includes HST. Additional fees may apply. 

 

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Postcard: Fan Village

NHL.com's Dave Stubbs meets a fellow Rogie Vachon fan

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- There was a great deal of yellow at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village on Tuesday morning; Team Sweden jerseys, dozens and dozens of them. And why not, with Swedish hockey legend Daniel Alfredsson and his wife, Bibbi, joining 100 others to take a solemn oath to become Canadian citizens.

But across the vast grounds I spotted a different hue of yellow, and I made a beeline for it. It was a gentleman wearing a vintage Los Angeles Kings jersey. Some would tell you it was ghastly in its day, created to blind the competition; now it's throwback chic.

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Hockey skill games highlight World Cup Fan Village

Challenge Zone also includes leaderboards, tracking videos

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TORONTO -- The best hockey players in the world are showing off their skills in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre.

At the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, located in the city's Distillery District, fans are getting the chance to do the same.

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Lenny Kravitz to headline World Cup celebration

Rock legend will perform concert Friday following salute to 2016 Canadian Olympians

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

TORONTO - In keeping with the World Cup of Hockey's commitment to deliver a first-class fan experience, on and off the ice, the World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions on Friday, Sept. 23 will go on as planned with rock legend Lenny Kravitz as the new headliner. The Friday night concert at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village in Toronto's historic Distillery District will close the World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions event, which also will include a salute to 2016 Olympians. 

Fans with tickets purchased via Ticketmaster.ca to the Sept. 23 World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions event, which was originally going to feature a performance by Green Day, will have the option of a full refund or can use the paid ticket to attend the event now headlined by Lenny Kravitz. For tickets purchased online through Ticketmaster.ca, you can click on "Request Refund" on your order in "My Account" by Sept. 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. Tickets to the Sept. 23 event are not available for purchase at this time. Should tickets become available, ticket purchase information will be provided at a later date. 

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Picture opportunities a keepsake at Fan Village

Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Photo Experience provides people chance to 'create their own hockey sequence'

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TORONTO -- The World Cup of Hockey 2016 is providing fans with memories that will last a lifetime. But for an incredibly unique keepsake, the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village has it covered.

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World Cup of Hockey Fan Village offers plenty of fun

Fans enjoying litany of free attractions in Toronto's Distillery District

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Team Canada goalie Carey Price and Toronto ice resurfacing machine drivers beware, Liam McCauley has his eyes on your job.

He's only 3 years old, so you have some time, but McCauley looked downright comfortable behind the wheel of a Team Canada-themed ice resurfacing machine Sunday at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, located in Toronto's Distillery District.

"He'll be here all day," McCauley's mother, Jennifer, said.

Could you blame him?

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Human Bubble Hockey a hit at World Cup Fan Village

First-of-its-kind attraction is life-size version of popular arcade game

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TORONTO -- The World Cup of Hockey 2016 got started with two games Saturday at Air Canada Centre. But the action inside the Molson Canadian Human Bubble Hockey attraction began Friday night and continued Saturday morning at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village.

The first of its kind, Molson Canadian Human Bubble Hockey, a life-size version of the popular arcade game, allows two teams of four to battle it out with an oversized puck under an inflatable clear dome. Three players (one center, two wings) per team go inside the bubble, while the fourth player for each team stays outside to move the plastic goalies left to right with a steering wheel.

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Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village opens

Fans pack Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party for Killers concert, parade of players

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- They were flocking to this city's Distillery District east of downtown in the late afternoon, pouring into a fan festival like none hockey has seen.

On Friday, the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village served up music, food, drink, games, contests and giveaways to a near-capacity crowd of 13,486. Rinse and repeat, it will be more of the same through the entire tournament that begins Saturday with two games at Air Canada Centre.

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