WRG Hockey Classic Celebrates 5th Annual Festival
WRG Hockey Classic – Hockey enthusiasts take note! The WRG Classic is celebrating its 5th year this February. It is also the third year they have partnered with Lululemon for their outdoor winter festival, featuring the ‘Gentlemen’s’ hockey tournament. Inspired by early 20th century fashion, players and spectators will be sporting collared shirts, bowties, cloche hats, flapper-style dresses and waistcoats – offering an authentic glimpse into that era. And it’s free.
The community event celebrates hockey culture in Montreal, attracting hundreds of enthusiasts, families and Influencers from across the city. Invitational hockey games are played throughout the day and there will also be activities and live entertainment for spectators. Local merchants will be serving up food, drinks and more at an on-site ‘Fan Village’.
After the final game, you can take part in a free, public skating session or check out the customized Hockey Classic gear at the exclusive ‘WRG x Lululemon’ pop-up shop. It is a wonderful winter festival – with something for every family member to enjoy.
For their 5th year celebration, the WRG Classic established their very own non-profit foundation, ‘La Fondation WRG’. A portion of proceeds from on-site vendors will be donated to the foundation, helping push forward the heritage of hockey culture in Quebec to the next generation – done through a series of hockey-focused projects. The proceeds will ensure the support of local youth centers and schools, as well as the development of hockey culture and wellness programs in Quebec.
The main event is the invitational hockey games of course, and you can look forward to some good puck handling and fun. Prominent community leaders and Montreal Influencers will make up the player pool. With a total of 44 players and 4 teams, the 2018 edition includes players such as Jojo Flores (International DJ) and Kevin Demers (owner of The Cold Room).
The 5th Annual WRG Classic takes place on Saturday, February 17th from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM at Parc Ignace-Bourget (Southwest Montreal – behind Angrignon shopping center).
GAME DAY DETAILS & SCHEDULE:
- 9:00 AM: Festival Starts
- 9:30 AM: First hockey game
- 10:45 AM: Second hockey game
- 12:00 PM: Live Musical performance
- 1:00 PM: Finals
- 2:00 PM: Award Ceremony
- 2: 30 PM: Public skate
Parc Ignace-Bourget is accessible from either Monk or Angrignon Metro stations. Parking is available on Avenue de Montmagny and on Rue Irwin. For more information about the event go to: www.wrgclassic.com