February 9th, 2013
Below the Peterborough Lift Lock
Parks Canada is excited to be partnering with CBC and the Under the Lock Hockey Tournament in hosting the 2013 Hockey Day in Canada at the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on February 9th. Live coverage begins at 12 noon ET / 9 a.m. PT with Ron MacLean and Don Cherry, joined by NHL Alumni and former Olympic athletes to bring Canadians a full day of exciting events including live look-ins from grassroots hockey celebrations across the country.
Keep warm with FREE hot chocolate provided near the canal on Saturday. If you’re looking to get out of the cold the Visitor’s Centre will be open! Check out Trent-Severn Waterway exhibits, the theatre and the gift shop. Also air brush tattoo artists will be at the event allowing visitors to show off their favourite hockey team.
Hockey Day in Canada Events on the Canal
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Outdoor Clinic on Canal:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Clinic
(Lanny McDonald, Darcy Tucker, Mark Napier, Steve Larmer, Cassie Campbell-Pascall)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Clinic
(Wendel Clark, PJ Stock, Kevin Weekes, Greg Millen, Steve Webb, Cory Stillman)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Stanley Cup at the Peterborough Lift Lock
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Scotiabank Hockey Day Clinic – Peterborough Lift Lock
(Wendel Clark, Cassie Campbell-Pacall, Lanny McDonald, Darcy Tucker, Steve Larmer, Mark Napier, Steve Webb, Cory Stillman)
12:30 PM Scotiabank Hockey Day Clinic – Peterborough Lift Lock
(Wendel Clark, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Lanny McDonald, Darcy Tucker, Steve Larmer, Mark Napier, Steve Webb, Cory Stillman)
Be sure to check out the full Hockey Day in Canada schedule!
Travel Logistics for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Event at Peterborough Lift Lock
The City of Peterborough has implemented a road closure for a section of Ashburnham Drive, designated special event parking areas, and arranged for free bus shuttles to help direct the traffic anticipated for the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada activities planned at the Peterborough Lift Lock on Saturday, February 9.
Ashburnham Drive Closure
Ashburnham Drive will be closed on Saturday, February 9 from Hunter Street to Maniece Avenue from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Northbound traffic on Ashburnham Drive will be detoured either west along Maria Street or east on Maniece Avenue to Television Road. East bound traffic on Hunter Street will be directed either south on Armour Road or north on Ashburnham Drive to the Old Norwood Road and east to Television Road. The only traffic that will be allowed through the road closure barricades will be City shuttle buses, team buses, and event organizers/volunteers with passes.
Emergency No Parking
Emergency No parking areas will be posted along the west end of Maniece Avenue; Ashburnham Drive north of Hunter Street; and along Armour Road, north of Maria Street. Vehicles parked in emergency, no parking areas will be towed. Owners of towed vehicles can pick them up from the parking lot at the County EMS (Ambulance) headquarters on Armour Road.
Special Event Parking
The City has designated a number of parking lots for special event parking. They include: Armour Hill, Beavermead Park, East Gate Park, the Johnson Property across from East Gate Park, and the former Ashburnham snow dump.
The City is providing free bus shuttle service to and from all of the special event parking lots from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. One bus will be on a continuous loop from Armour Hill to Beavermead Park and then back up Ashburnham through the barricades to drop off and pick up passengers.
To avoid parking challenges and to ease traffic congestion, event participants are encouraged to take the Route 11 Ashburnham bus to and from the terminal. This bus will detour from Hunter Street to Maria Street via Rogers Street. Regular rates will apply.
The City will also be running a shuttle service from several local hotels to and from the tournament area to accommodate teams, players, and their families. Details of that service are being finalized.
On Street Parking
The City anticipates that visitors will also be parking along area side streets and encourages them to respect local residents by not blocking driveways.
Find out more about the Peterborough Lift Lock