Kubota Fan Zone


Last hosted in 2000, Halifax has waited for almost 20 years to see the Memorial Cup return, and we’re ready!

From May 16th to 26th, 2019, in celebration of the Halifax Mooseheads’ 25th Anniversary, sell-out crowds of more than 10,000 fans per game, 500+ volunteers, and the City of Halifax will play host to the Canadian Hockey League’s elite, who will take to the ice to battle for Junior hockey’s top prize.

Dedicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian military personnel who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving our country, the 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia represents a true salute to the Canadian Armed Forces, in particular, our country’s many heroes who call Halifax home.

With the lowest ticket prices in the last nine years, the Host Organizing Committee is committed to ensuring junior hockey fans, can see junior hockey’s best, at junior hockey prices.

Better yet, fans, sponsors and hockey lovers alike will be treated to the East Coast hospitality we are known for. At the Kubota Fan Zone in the Halifax Convention Centre, we will welcome fans before every game as well as during the day to school groups giving them an interactive and immersive experience that will be one to remember. With interactive games, Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit, artificial ice rink, and daily hot stove guests the Kubota Fan Zone will be a must visit destination for everyone in the city, not just those attending the games.

Hours of Operation – Halifax Convention Centre:

Friday May 17 – 4PM – 7PM
Saturday May 18 – 12PM – 3:30PM
Sunday May 19 – 4PM – 7PM
Monday May 20 – 4PM – 7PM
Tuesday May 21 – 4PM – 7PM
Wednesday May 22 – 4PM – 7PM
Thursday May 23 – 4PM – 7PM
Friday May 24 – 4PM – 7PM
Saturday May 25 – 12PM – 3:30PM
Sunday May 26 – 4PM – 7PM

Hockey Hall of Fame “New Legends” Exhibit – Display includes:

  1. Hometown Hockey
  2. QMJHL History
  3. QMJHL Legends
  4. QMJHL Memorial Cup
  5. QMJHL World Junior
  6. QMJHL 1st Overall Picks
  7. OHL History
  8. OHL Legends
  9. OHL Memorial Cup
  10. OHL World Junior
  11. WHL History
  12. WHL Legends
  13. WHL Memorial Cup
  14. WHL World Junior
  15. CHL All-Star/Prospects (QMJHL/Mooseheads Related)
  16. CHL & U SPORTS (QMJHL/Mooseheads Related)
  17. Military Hockey
  18. Origins of the Game (Junior Hockey Related)
  19. Team Canada
  20. CHL Year-in-Review

Interactive Games:

Top Shot Hockey will have Interactive games on site (14 different games) throughout the event.  From Friday, May 17th throuh Friday, May 24th fans will also have the opportunity to skate on their “Glice”, which is an artificial ice rink inside the Fan Zone that has a 98% glide factor compared to real ice.  Stop by the Halifax Convention Centre for some awesome fun and games!

Fan Zone presented by Kubota Vendors:

  • Kubota (Presenting sponsor of Fan Zone)
  • Kia
  • Deloitte
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Cavendish
  • Tim Hortons
  • Bluenose Marathon
  • Halifax Thunderbirds
  • Canadian Blind Hockey
  • Captured Escape Rooms
  • Downtown Halifax Business Commission

Alumni Hot Stove:

Join Bruce Rainnie, CEO, Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, who will interview a number of special guests to talk about their life in hockey.

Friday May 17th
Jean-Sébastien Giguère

Saturday May 18th
Trey Lewis & Stefan Fournier

Sunday May 19th
Konrad Abeltshauser

Monday May 20th
5 :00pm
Alex Tanguay

Tuesday May 21st
Pascal Leclaire & Brandon Reid

Wednesday May 22nd
Guy Lafleur

Thursday May 23rd
Don Koharski

Friday May 24th
Jody Shelley

Saturday May 25th
MacKenzie Weegar

Sunday May 26th
Nathan MacKinnon

Other Attractions:

The Fan Zone presented by Kubota at the Halifax Convention Centre will also include an e-sports exhibit presented by Deloitte and ALC (Atlantic Lottery Corporation).  The E-Sports exhibit will be a 19+ event through the first 3 days of the event and will then be open to fans of all ages as of Monday, May 20th.  Fans will have a chance to both participate and watch people play NHL in an e-sport environment.  There will also be daily performances from various entertainers.