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Ayr to be first stop for Rogers Hometown Hockey

With festivities planned the weekend of Oct. 16/17
Hometown Hockey night
Ron MacLean and Tara Slone during a Rogers Hometown Hockey stop in Kitchener in 2018. Photo: Mark Pare/KitchenerToday

Rogers Hometown Hockey presented by Hyundai and Desjardins will return to Canadian communities this season to safely celebrate local hockey heroes, memories and legacies.

Hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone return for a weekly broadcast — now on Monday nights — and hockey fans can participate in a full weekend of hockey-themed activities featuring local vendors and live entertainment. Enhanced health and safety protocols for entry to the festival include proof of full vaccination, mandatory face masks, social distancing, touchless activations, digital ticketing, contact tracing and health questionnaires. You can stay up to date on the latest protocols here.

Canada's ultimate hockey festival has announced the first five locations in this season's weekly tour. More stops will be announced on a rolling basis due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health regulations.

The show will begin in the Township of North Dumfries (Ayr), with the festival beginning Oct. 16 and the show airing Oct. 18 ahead of a game between the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Other dates and locations announced include:

Oct. 23-25: Lindsay, Ont.
Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Belleville, Ont.
Nov. 6-8: Township of Oro-Medonte, Ont.
Nov. 13-15: Greater Sudbury, Ont.

Rogers Hometown Hockey can be seen weekly on Sportsnet and SN Now.

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Update: The following details have been provided about the festival:

Location: North Dumfries Community Complex – 2958 Greenfield Rd, Ayr, ON

Festival Schedule

  • Saturday, October 16 – Festival open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 17 – Festival open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 18 – Rogers Hometown Hockey viewing party starts at 6 p.m. through to the end of the broadcast


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