Three new snow sculptures will help form the backdrop for Saturday’s live Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada broadcast from Yellowknife.
Two teams of local artists created the sculptures, the City of Yellowknife said on Friday. Ron MacLean will host the half-day broadcast on CBC and Sportsnet, appearing live from Yellowknife between a series of four NHL games featuring the seven Canadian teams.
Myka Jones and Giselle Beaudry created a sculpture entitled Not Your Average Hockey Mom. Monique Robert and “Vincent Van Snow” created sculptures of hockey players and a seal referee.
Mayor Rebecca Alty said the sculptures would “showcase our local artists and their talents on the national stage,” adding the artworks are to remain for “the rest of our winter season.”
Saturday is the climax of Hockey Day in Canada’s four-day festival in Yellowknife, which the broadcast is visiting for the first time.
Friday sees the Sir John Franklin and St Pat’s high schools do battle in girls’ and boys’ Challenge Cup hockey games, followed by an NHL alumni game on Friday evening featuring former NHL stars alongside local players.
All three Friday games will be streamed live on Cabin Radio’s Facebook page.