HockeyFest – Game On is back! After a very long 15 months, HockeyFest returns with new dates, locations, rebranding, and partners.
HockeyFest is kicking off the 2021 season with a new website (www.hockeyfestgameon.com) and nine new dates and locations (see below) starting June 25th in their hometown: London, Ontario. Under strict COVID-19 protocols, HockeyFest plans to operate under guidelines set out and approved by local Health Units. They will be operating all over Ontario under the ORANGE-RESTRICT colour code or greater as well as equivalent restrictions in other various provinces across Canada.
HockeyFest is the world’s largest travelling street hockey festival. Forget about yelling “car”, dragging nets to the curbs, or running down the street to get your ball. Forget about trying to remember the score and about calling your own penalties. Take the essence of hockey, the integration of real rinks, the support of official referees and you get the largest road hockey tournament in North America. Each game is played on 50% to scale NHL sized rinks with real boards, real netting, and real referees. Each tournament features street hockey for divisions of all ages and genders without the worry of your ball going out, fencing going down or unofficial refereeing. More about HockeyFest can be found here.
PREDICTMEDIX and JUICEWORKS
HockeyFest has partnered with PredictMedix Inc. and Juiceworks to deploy Safe Entry Stations at all HockeyFest events throughout North America. every player, staff and visitor will be screened by a Safe Entry Station upon arriving to the tournament. Safe Entry Stations are powered by a unique proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by Predictmedix Inc. (CSE:PMED OTCQB:PMEDF). The clinically-based AI is designed by data scientists and infectious disease specialists to identify multiple symptoms of infectious disease, display the result in the form of a red or green light in seconds.
“As an avid sports enthusiast, it’s a pleasure to be able to play a part in ensuring people from all over the country are able to enjoy a sense of normalcy and tradition by engaging in a sport we all know and love. The leadership shown by the whole group at Jones Entertainment is something I truly admire and am proud to be part of.” Said Jonathan Auger, President & Founder of JUICEWORKS.
“We’re very excited to partner with PredictMedix, Inc. and Juiceworks to deploy their Safe Entry Systems at all of our HockeyFest events in Canada and the United States. The artificial intelligence algorithm they have developed is going to be one of the key components in ensuring the safety of all our players and spectators at each of our events. Travelling with the Safe Entry Systems has given us the opportunity to work with each local Health Unit in a much more diverse way than your standard contract tracing. This will be a game changer in getting back to some sort of normalcy in the sports and entertainment industry.” Said Brad Jones, President HockeyFest – Game On
Dates and Locations
All HockeyFest event registrations will be open starting May 17th. Those who wish to act early can use the code HF50 for $50 off their team registration for 3 days only, ending May 19th.
London, ON – Westmount Shopping Centre
June 25-27, 2021
Summerside, PEI – Credit Union Place
July 1-3, 2021
Edmonton, AB – Northlands Place
July 9-11, 2021
Abbotsford, AB – Abbotsford Centre
July 16-18, 2021
Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
July 23-25, 2021
Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
July 30 – Aug 1, 2021
Blaine, MN – National Sports Center
August 13-15, 2021
Winnipeg, MB – Venue TBD
August 25-27, 2021
All registrations will be refunded if covid-19 restrictions affect the operations of any tournament.