Niagara IceDogs fans can get ‘ready’ for playoff action at the Meridian Centre during pregame parties on St. Paul Street.
The IceDogs start the Ontario Hockey League playoffs Thursday, March 21 at home and fans can kick things off at the Dog Run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. A section of St. Paul Street, from Queen Street to Helliwell Lane / Rankin Gateway pedestrian bridge, will be closed for FREE pre-game festivities, including mini box hockey games, music, inflatable bouncers, a photo booth and more.
“It’s been an incredible hockey season and we encourage the community to come out and celebrate the IceDogs,” said Brianne Wilson, the City of St. Catharines’s Community and Events Co-Ordinator. “Downtown is going to be buzzing with excitement on game nights. Fans coming downtown early can tap into that energy at the Dog Run and bring it into the Meridian Centre for the games.”
The Dog Run street parties will continue Saturday, March 23 and before every IceDog’s home playoff game. Dog Run street parties start at 5:30 p.m.
By creating opportunities, such as the Dog Run, to foster civic pride in St. Catharines, increase participation in special events and festivals and support local business, the City is working towards enhancing quality of life in the Garden City and achieving economic and social sustainability goals outlined in its strategic plan.
“The IceDogs are a real source of pride in St. Catharines and we’re all looking forward cheering them on to the championship,” said Wilson.
Click here for more information about the City’s Dog Run street parties.
Use #DogRun2019 and tweet photos to @OHLIceDogs to show us how you’re getting ready for every home playoff game!