When the world comes to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic Games, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are going to be focusing their unofficial religion, hockey. On that note, Molson Canada has partnered up with the International Ice Hockey Federation to bring the mens and womens hockey teams, their families and fans together in the Molson Canadian Hockey House, which is going to reside the largest ever free standing structure ever built in Canada.
I had the honor of being at the unveiling and press conference of the Molson Canadian Hockey house. There to help kick things off were Stan Smyl, Canucks beloved number 12, and president of Hockey Canada Bob Nicholson, and many others who have been involved in this project since the 2006 Turin Olympics. The unveiling included a virtual fly-through which has me really excited for this venue to finally open – click here to see it.
It’s easy to see why the Molson Canadian Hockey House will be the place to be – and be seen – during the Olympic Games. For starters, it is located only 300 meters away from GM Place and only 500 meters from BC Place – right in the heart of the Games. It will feature a players and families lounge, a meal area seating for 300 people with catering from world renowned chef Wolfgang Puck and his staff. Of course, all drinks will be taken care of by none other than Molson themselves. Imagine having a beer and watching an Olympic hockey game with some of you favorite players.
It will also play host to the largest and best facility to watch Olympic hockey (besides being inside GM Place of course). It is a state of the art venue with 40-foot floor-to-ceiling screens where players and hockey fans can watch live feeds of all hockey games and other Olympic events. There will be live entertainment and fans with passes will get a chance to interact with hockey players and alumni.
This experience comes at a cost – a minimum of $500 per day to be precise – but the experience the Molson Canadian Hockey House promises is priceless. You’ll get to watch the game on screens where the players are practically life-size. And you’ll get to cheer on Team Canada with thousands of fellow hockey fans. If you haven’t been able to get tickets to any hockey games yet, this is going to be the next best thing… and the atmosphere will be just as electric.