PLAY ON! IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST ANNUAL HOCKEY FESTIVAL
PLAY ON! IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST ANNUAL HOCKEY FESTIVAL. AS PART OF CANADA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN 2017, IT IS COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! IS YOUR TEAM IN?
Play On! is truly unlike any other hockey event in Canada or any other sports event anywhere else in the world. The largest participatory street hockey tournament / festival on earth, Play On! allows you to have a positive hockey experience playing highly organized ball hockey for fun and with your friends.
Each Play On! involves closing down up to 1.6km (1 mile) of street, parking lot, or (sometimes, when we are lucky…) airport runway, often in a downtown (but always in an exciting and popular) destination, in order to build and operate street hockey games on up to sixty separate street hockey rinks! Those rinks are surrounded with vendors, games, and sponsor activations (that’s a word used to describe the fun stuff sponsors like to provide for you to do when you are not playing)!!!
With music playing and everyone enjoying the spring sunshine, the result is a magical, festival atmosphere where kids can feel like Olympic champions or NHL pros, and adults (who put their own teams in too) all feel like kids again.