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Local kids score big chance to play Pond Hockey with the big boys

/ Calgary

Media are invited to get the ‘shinny’ on the next ENMAX Energy Pond Hockey game on Sunday, January 10. Pond hockey is a great Canadian tradition that brings to mind chilly days, hot chocolate and good old fashioned fun. Once again, ENMAX Energy has teamed up with some of Alberta’s best hockey teams to make dreams come true. Kids enrolled in Atom level hockey will step on the ice with their local heroes for this favourite wintery pastime.

Pond Hockey by ENMAX Energy brings mentors and hockey celebrities into Alberta communities, creates memories and helps keep the tradition of pond hockey strong. Celebrating its eleventh year, players aged 9 and 10 are paired with their local heroes from the WHL and NHL for a short skill drill session and a game of shinny.

Since 1999, more than 4,200 kids from across the province have participated in Pond Hockey by ENMAX Energy.

Players from the Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings, Red Deer Rebels and Lethbridge Hurricanes will make special appearances throughout Alberta during the 2009/2010 season.

The next game will feature WHL team, the Calgary Hitmen and Atom minor hockey league teams.

​What:

​ENMAX Energy Pond Hockey game

​Who:

Calgary Hitmen and five Atom level hockey teams

​When:

​Sunday, January 10, 2010; 1 p.m. start

​Where:

​Lake Chaparral Community Centre
225 Chaparral Drive S.E.
Calgary, Alberta

​Other:

​See next page for program details

ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is one of Alberta’s leading competitive electricity retailers. ENMAX Energy also provides natural gas and value-added services to residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Alberta. Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta’s largest investors in renewable energy with partial ownership of the McBride Lake Wind Farm and complete ownership of the Taber and Kettles Hill Wind Farms. ENMAX Energy was the first Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support wind generated energy.

 

Pond Hockey by ENMAX Energy

AGENDA
Sunday, January 10
Please note times are subject to change due to weather conditions

All activities will be outside on the lower ice rink (the lake) with exception of autographs at the end of the ice session. Autographs will be in the lower recreation room.

​1:00 PM

​Kick-off of Pond Hockey by ENMAX Energy
Announcements by ENMAX, Hitmen, and Community Association

​1:10 PM

​Puck-drop photo

1:15 PM

​Teams one to three on the ice
10 minute skills warm-up
45 minute shinny with the Hitmen

12 – 14 Hitmen will be at the event. Hitmen will rotate between shinny session and skating with the community, handing out hot chocolates, and mingling throughout this event.

2:15 PM

​Team Photos
All five teams and Hitmen players on the ice for photos
Estimated time: 10 minutes

2:25 PM

​Break (25 minutes as ice is resurfaced)

2:50 PM

​Teams four and five on the ice
10 minute skills drills
45 minute shinny with the Hitmen

3:40 PM

​End of ice time

3:55 PM

​Autograph session

5:15 PM

​Wrap-up

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MEDIA CONTACT

Michelle Wong
Sponsorship and Community Investment
ENMAX Energy Corporation
T. 403-514-2069
C. 403-689-6147

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