The Dog Run is coming back!

From City Hall today – can’t wait! Go Dogs Go!

Dog Run street parties set for IceDogs playoff games

March 18, 2019 – Niagara IceDogs fans can get ‘ready’ for playoff action at the Meridian Centre during pregame parties on St. Paul Street.

The IceDogs start the Ontario Hockey League playoffs Thursday, March 21 at home and fans can kick things off at the Dog Run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. A section of St. Paul Street, from Queen Street to Helliwell Lane / Rankin Gateway pedestrian bridge, will be closed for pregame festivities, including minibox hockey games, music, inflatable bouncers, a photo booth and more.

“It’s been an incredible hockey season and we encourage the community to come out
and celebrate the IceDogs,” said Brianne Wilson, the City’s community and events coordinator. “Downtown is going to be buzzing with excitement on game nights. Fans coming downtown early can tap into that energy at the Dog Run and bring it into the Meridian Centre for the games.”

The Dog Run street parties will continue Saturday, March 23 and before every IceDogs home playoff game. Dog Run street parties start at 5:30 p.m.

By creating opportunities, such as the Dog Run, to foster civic pride in St. Catharines, increase participation in special events and festivals and support local business, the City is working towards enhancing quality of life in the Garden City and achieving economic and social sustainability goals outlined in its strategic plan.

“The IceDogs are a real source of pride in St. Catharines and we’re all looking forward cheering them on to the championship,” said Wilson.

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