By Carter Brooks
Photo courtesy of the NHL
True North Sports and Entertainment is hosting the fifth annual Winnipeg Jets Fan Fest from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, September 15th at Winnipeg's Bell MTS Iceplex.
A free event open to the public, Fan Fest will feature interactive games and activities, food, prizes, and two Jets' training sessions. On top of checking out various giveaways, contests and displays, children will have the opportunity to meet Mick E Moose, while parents chat with and receive autographs from Jets alumni.
An obstacle course and bouncers will also once again be on site, while EA Sports will have its gaming lab open to the public for the chance to play its newest hockey instalment of NHL 19, just one day after its Friday release. Children under the age of 10 will also be able to shoot on world renowned goaltender Mick E Moose inside the Iceplex's Ice Lab. The Winnipeg Jets combine will give participants the chance to try to beat the numbers set by members of the Jets in various physical training tests.
On Friday, Winnipeg will be revealing its third jersey for the 2018-19 season, which will be worn on various home game dates this coming year. Jets Gear will have a shop setup on site that will give fans the first opportunity to purchase the newly designed sweater.
The Jets will take part in two skates on Saturday, with the first group hitting the ice at 9:00 A.M. and the second training session occurring at 12:00 P.M. Fans will have the opportunity to take in these skates on a first come, first served basis. Various players and coaches from the Jets and Moose will also be involved in a live question and answer period, in which they discuss the offseason and their hopes for the 2018-19 campaign.
Multiple food and drink vendors will be on location all day, offering sales to those in attendance.