'Fan Zone' details announced for Hockeytown Winter Festival
Winter Festival in Detroit leads up to NHL's Winter Classic at Big House in Ann Arbor
DETROIT – Hockey fans will have five days of fun in December outside Comerica Park in downtown Detroit -- all leading up to the big NHL Winter Classic game.
Event organizers on Wednesday announced the Coke Zero Fan Zone at the Sirius XM Hockeytown Winter Festival, December 27-31.
The fan zone will be free to fans holding tickets to that day's hockey games at the Hockeytown Winter Festival.
Admission for non-ticketholders is $5 each day with tickets available for purchase at the entrance.
The festival will feature events and more leading up to the big game: the NHL's 2014 Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year's Day at Michigan Stadium.
Download: 2014 NHL Winter Classic fan guide
Fan Zone exhibits, games & activities:
Premier artifact exhibit hosted by the Hockey Hall of Fame
Full-size street hockey rink for ages five and older
Open skate on a full-size synthetic ice rink (hockey skates only please)
Hardest shot radar cage game
op shot electronic hockey net game
Bubble hockey game
Video game challenges
SnowZilla simulated toboggan slide
Autograph & photo opportunities, food:
Stanley Cup display with photo opportunities
Q&A sessions with Red Wings and Maple Leafs alumni
Alumni autograph booths
- Locker room displays and photo opportunities in the stall of a favorite Wings or Maple Leafs player
Local musical acts
Popular food truck vendors
Hot cocoa and s'mores stations
Fire pit warming stations
Hockeytown Winter Festival game lineup
Dec. 27-28: Great Lakes Invitational
Dec. 27: Early game - Michigan State vs. Michigan Tech. Late game - Western Michigan vs. Michigan
Dec. 28: Early game - third place game. Late game - championship game
Dec. 29: Ontario Hockey League doubleheader
1st Game - Windsor Spitfires vs. Saginaw Spirit
2nd Game - London Knights vs. Plymouth Whalers
Dec. 30: American Hockey League - Toronto Marlies vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Dec. 31: Alumni Showdown
Jan. 1: NHL's 2014 Winter Classic - Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings
The Coke Zero Fan Zone is sponsored by Bridgestone, Molson Canadian, Coke Zero, Comerica Bank, Kroger, Southwest Ontario Tourism, McDonald's, Verizon and American Rentals.
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