Information for our Participants!
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The Molson CARHA Hockey World Cup is about more than just competition. This is a week to bond with your team, make new friendships with athletes from around the world, explore the beauty and culture of Canada’s Pacific Coast, indulge in amazing food, and so much more. These memories will last a lifetime!
Each team is guaranteed three (3) games, providing much leisure time to take in the sights, tours, and activities that the City of Richmond and the tournament have to offer.
Team Gifts: Organize with your team to bring an item (like a flag, pin, hat, puck) that represents your team or country to exchange after the game. This is optional but leaves a memorable impression!
SUNDAY, MARCH 19 (March of Athletes is Open to the Public)
Starts at 5 PM | Richmond Olympic Oval
The Opening Ceremonies are the official welcome for athletes from all participating countries to the Molson CARHA Hockey World Cup and to Richmond. We’ll kick off the festivities in true Canadian fashion all the while enjoying live entertainment, interactive activities and a cold Molson Canadian or glass of wine from Lulu Island Winery!
All participating athletes will receive a jersey which represents their country to wear during this event! Teams will be cheered on by the community as they march through the streets of Richmond on their way to the Richmond Olympic Oval where they’ll partake in the commencement of this renowned weeklong tournament.
The Opening Ceremonies will consist of:
- Community celebration and March of Athletes
- Participating country welcome
- Multicultural entertainment from local performers
- Food and beverage
MONDAY, MARCH 20 TO FRIDAY, MARCH 24
11 AM to Midnight | Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (Host Hotel)
Athletes’ Village is the ultimate destination for all teams to gather and hang out during the week. Complimentary shuttles will be offered between the host hotel and venues/partner hotels for participants. All tours will depart from this location.
Daily activities will include:
- Sponsor activations
- Nightly events and live entertainment
- Food and beverage* for purchase
River Rock Casino Night
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
4:00 PM to Midnight
Take in the River Rock Casino Resort with complimentary shuttles to and from the Athletes’ Village throughout the night. The River Rock’s exceptionally diverse game floor will dazzle you with all your favourite table games, more than 1,100 slots, a dedicated Poker room, and much more. Enjoy free play with Encore Rewards.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
Game starts at 7 PM | Rogers Arena
A perk of the week is taking in a live NHL game. Cheer on the Vancouver Canucks as they take on the San Jose Sharks with this special ticket offer to our participants and friends. Your ticket also includes a beer, classic hotdog and chips!
With no games scheduled this evening, plan a team outing. Complimentary round trip transportation will be provided from the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Represent the Molson CARHA Hockey World Cup by wearing your 2023 Commemorative Jersey to the game. Interested in a Vancouver Canucks jersey? Order yours from Cyclone Taylor Sports.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24 (Open to the Public)
7PM to 9 PM | Minoru Arena
Take part in this unique evening featuring a selection division championship game. The community is encouraged to attend as we pack the arena.
The televised Feature Game will be staged in a professional manner including an official puck drop, cheque presentation, playing of the anthems, intermissions, and player of the game announcement.
Complimentary shuttles will be provided for all players and participants to take in the action.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
Starts at 6 PM | Richmond Olympic Oval
To conclude the tournament and to toast a great week of hockey, Molson CARHA Hockey World Cup athletes, guests, volunteers, and organizers are invited to attend the Closing Ceremonies. Complimentary shuttles will be provided to the Oval where players get one last opportunity to gather with all of the other teams.
The Closing Ceremonies will consist of:
- Division winner announcements
- Sit-down dinner and beverages
- Live entertainment
This is a ticketed event. All travelling teams are provided tickets as part of their registration package. Local participants can purchase tickets through their online profile page. Contact Lucy for assistance.
RICHMOND OLYMPIC OVAL
RICHMOND ICE CENTRE
MINORU ARENA (FEATURE GAME)
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