Here's a preview of what you can expect
The WRG Classic is an annual outdoor winter festival featuring the most stylish hockey game in the world, live music and activities for spectators with a merchant village for families, friends, and neighbours.
Join over 2,000 spectators to celebrate our beautiful Canadian winter’s with our proudly celebrated past time.
What You'll Find
A day outdoors means burning extra calories and we don’t want you at a deficit. We care about your wellbeing.
From our tradition of fresh, raw oysters to warm bites, hot coffee and hot chocolate – we want you happy (not hungry). So, be sure to indulge as you enjoy the classiest game of hockey played in the city!
For fans over 18, there will be a beer/alcohol garden with libations for purchase. Due to our alcohol permit, no outside alcohol will be permitted.
Merchants will take credit cards because it’s 2020, but please have a plan B and bring cash in case technology drops the puck. We are outside in the cold and we wouldn’t want you to miss the game!
Friends & Family
Skates & Hit
The Ice With Us.
During intermissions of a match, spectators are invited to go onto the ice to participate in a WRG Classic tradition called “the clearing”, which has developed to not only help clear the mounds of ice shavings that has piled up by the players skates, but to afford spectators an opportunity to slide about and socialize.
After 40 Minutes
Since the inaugural edition in 2014 it is customary that oysters are served to players during the second intermission. Fortunately, spectators won’t have to wait that long to enjoy on a year one tradition courtesy of Notkins Oyster Bar.
The greatest players to ever hit the ice etched their place in the hall of fame before the aluminum and carbon fibre stick era. As such, all players at the WRG Classic must use a wooden stick.
Prior to the matches, players will arrive early to customize their sticks; cutting to the perfect length and taping for the final personalized twig before taking the ice.