The NHL’s bid to play hockey on Parliament Hill won’t be happening for a variety of reasons, but come December, you might still be able to perform a triple lutz on the ice-covered lawn facing the Peace Tower. Canadian Heritage is partnering with the Ottawa Senators and the Bell Capital Cup to build the first-ever skating rink on the Hill as part of the closing events for Canada’s 150 celebrations. All events will be free of charge, although tickets may be issued to manage crowds.
The rink is expected to be open from December 7th to 31st., One of the key events will be Canada 150 Skating Day on December 10th. And it sounds as if at least some youngsters will get a chance to play hockey on the Hill. Todd White, the honorary chair of the Bell Capital Cup, issued this statement. “The opportunity to play outdoors on Parliament Hill as part of Canada 150 will provide a pure and unique Canadian family hockey experience for the participating children and teams.”
The Canadian Heritage Department plans to close out Canada 150 with a huge fireworks display on Parliament Hill on New Year’s Eve.
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