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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 

IT’S HOCKEY WEEK IN DOWNTOWN KINGSTON!

 

The 16th annual downtown winter celebration, Feb Fest is taking over downtown for the entire month of February and is stocked full of winter fun for the entire family.  The major components of the festival are being held on different weeks of the month – this week it’s everything hockey!

 

Hockey Week begins tomorrow evening, Wednesday, February 6th with the 34thCarr-Harris Cup – the annual rivalry between Queen’s and RMC. Puck drop is 7:30pm at The Leon’s Centre. Get your tickets at the Leon’s Centre box office and don’t miss it!

 

Saturday February 8th will be one of Feb Fest’s busiest days ever with hockey events from 8:30am to 6pm in and around Springer Market Square.  Minor hockey teams take to the rink from 8:30am to 12:30pm – come down and support the stars of the future.  Maple Leafs Fan Zone arrives at Feb Fest for the very first time at 10am on Saturday.  Try skating for the first time on an artificially surfaced Pop-Up Rink! – no skates required, just bring a helmet.  You’ll be able to see what the Leafs dressing room looks like in their mobile trailer, meet members of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Development Staff and win Leafs Merchandise!  Maple Leafs Fan Zone will run until 6pm on Saturday and then return on Sunday from 10am – 5pm.

 

In the tent at Springer Market Square, you will be able to meet our Hockey Legend, former Leaf and Stanley Cup winner, Gary Leeman. He’ll be signing autographs from 11am – 12pm and again from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Saturday continues with the 52nd playing of the Historic Hockey Series – Queen’s, RMC and CFB Petawawa play for the trophy from 1pm – 3:15pm on the ice at Springer Market Square. This is something to see – original hockey uniforms and equipment make for an exciting afternoon of old-style hockey. Then join your favourite Kingston Frontenacs on the ice from 4pm – 5pm and take some selfies to post.

 

Come back for a full day of events on Sunday, February 9th!  Maple Leafs Fan Zone continues from 10am – 5pm with former Leaf Jay McClement on site from 11am – 12pm. An Easter Seal Skate takes place from 12pm – 1pm and see what Sledge Hockey is all about from 2pm – 3pm.

 

Our winter park continues (if Mother Nature cooperates and the vandalism in the park ceases!) in Boucher Park with ice slides for all to enjoy!

 

Feb Fest will be an entire month of fun, fantastic, flurry-filled (fingers crossed) activities for the entire family. Events (weather permitting) will continue through the 2020 Tim Horton’s Brier and end with it on Sunday, March 8th.

 

To keep up with the latest additions, check out www.downtownkingston.ca/events  and follow us on social media.

 

And don’t forget Toast to Tapas – cheese week ends on Saturday and whiskey week begins on Sunday!

 

Our generous sponsors this year include City of Kingston, Tourism Kingston, Gabriel Pizza, Taylor AutoMall and MacKinnon Development. 

 

Feb Fest is produced by the Downtown Kingston! BIA, an association comprised of, and funded by 700+ downtown businesses. The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and health downtown.

 

 

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