When the Regina Pats slid out onto the ice in 1917, their sweaters read “The Patricias,” in honor of Princess Patricia of Connaught, and they had little tolerance for opponents who dared giggle at the name. Of the original teams in that early era, the Pats have had the last laugh, as they are the only ones still standing, making them North America’s oldest Junior Hockey franchise.
Since the days of horse-drawn zambonis, the Pats have taken several championships. They won the Memorial Cup in 1925, 1930, and 1974, and also took the Western Hockey League Championship in 1974 and 1980. In addition to preparing more than 100 players for careers in the NHL, the Pats have also sent the most athletes to play for Canada in the World Junior Hockey Championships.
Formerly the Lingerie Football League, the Legends Football League stands as the "fastest-growing pro sports league in the nation" according to NBC Sports correspondent Rick Chandler. That success owes much to the league's unique format, which pits two exclusively female teams in alluring uniforms against each other in full-contact football games on a 50-yard field. Donning football pads and helmets over their revealing performance wear, the female athletes block, juke, and sprint uninhibited by such frivolous gear as the NFL's heavy chainmail hauberks.
With activities for everyone, the Saskatchewan Science Centre is a place for families to play and learn together, for the young to experience science in a hands-on way beyond the classroom, and for those who are young at heart to experiment with new ideas.
• For $10, you get two one-hour single-kayak rentals Monday–Thursday (a $20 value). • For $10, you get two one-hour single-kayak rentals Friday–Sunday (a $20 value). • For $15, you get two one-hour double-kayak rentals Monday–Thursday (a $30 value). • For $15, you get two one-hour double-kayak rentals Friday–Sunday (a $30 value).
The popular preschool television series Roll Play comes to life in Roll Play Live Animal Party, a vibrant concert tour that engages toddlers and toddler overlords in frolicking exercises of the imagination. Featuring live performances from the effervescent duo Splash'N Boots—winners of the coveted Canadian Children’s Group of The Year award—the interactive smile stampede of Roll Play Live Animal Party allows children to revel in their animalistic instincts without the need to pack tranquilizer darts. Audience members can have their faces painted in the likenesses of adorable critters before the stage is drenched in black lights, revealing ultraviolet animal designs lit up under the expanses of the darkened theatre. As the musical adventure bounds along, kids are encouraged to wail like monkeys, laugh like hyenas, and extrapolate like caffeinated dolphins to the tunes of their favourite Roll Play songs. At the end of the adventure, nippers and snappers take part in the evening's swan song by creating their own boisterous Roll Play song.
The Matrix Gaming Centre hosts virtual friends and foes alike in its 2,300-square-foot facility, packed with computers on which players can select from more than 100 online, local area network (LAN) games. Team up with friends, family, or familial postmen, or go it alone and take no pixilated prisoners in The Matrix's shared digital world, populated with game categories that include action, sports, strategy, simulations, RPG, and more on both PC and XBox 360. The one-hour passes don't expire, so spend six hours destroying the undead with Zombie Master or take six days to casually master intergalactic combat with Star Wars: Empire at War.