Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the stage between picks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

XFINITY Live! Hosting Fan Fest Prior to 2014 NHL Draft

Heading down to the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center tonight? If so, it may be smart to head down early. The Flyers and XFINITY Live! are hosting a Fan Fest for all ages from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Coolest thing they’ll have down in the parking lot there? A full size rink equipped with sticks, balls and net for pickup hockey. Count me in. They’ll also have a set up to test how hard you can shoot a puck, as well as stick-handling and accuracy challenges.

Kids can enjoy the inflatables that will be set up, such as an obstacle course, moon bounce and a giant slide (!!!). There will also be an arcade available for kids to win prizes (can I be a kid? I like prizes…).

Comcast SportsNet will be at the event with giveaways. There will also be live entertainment on the stage.

Wells Fargo Center will open gates at 5 p.m. Once inside, NHL trophies will be on display on the main concourse. There will also be a trading card show presented by Upper Deck starting at 5 p.m. This too will be on the main concourse.

The first round will begin at 7 p.m. tonight. Rounds 2-7 will take place from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Fan Fest will continue into Saturday, with the same attractions, starting from 8 a.m. and finishing up at 2 p.m.

This is the first time Philadelphia has hosted the NHL Draft. All free tickets to all rounds of the draft have been distributed.

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