The Florida Panthers and the City of Fort Lauderdale announced today they will host a NHL 100 event on Fort Lauderdale Beach located at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Promenade at the corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard on Friday, March 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Select parts of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will be located on Fort Lauderdale Beach as well as Panthers activation and the Mardi Gras Casino Fanboni. The Stanley Cup® will be at Fort Lauderdale Beach for photo opportunities. Fans are encouraged to RSVP at nhl.com/fanarena for this event, which is free, and open to the public.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with the Florida Panthers to celebrate 100 years of NHL Hockey," said Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler. Bringing the Stanley Cup® to Fort Lauderdale Beach will provide our neighbors and visitors with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get an up-close look at hockey's legendary Holy Grail. We invite everyone to join us for this historic and exciting event."

CLEAR THE ICE ZAMBONI® VR EXPERIENCE - This never-before-seen VR experience allows fans from across North America to compete against each other in a race to resurface the ice. Fans will take a seat in a mini-Zamboni® ice resurfacer, feel cool air on their skin and their seat rumble, as they are tasked with creating the perfect sheet of ice - in virtual reality. All races will be timed and shared on a leaderboard.

STANLEY CUP® - The oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports will make a special appearance.

Fans can visit the full Centennial Fan Arena on Saturday, March 4 at the BB&T Center between 12-7 pm and the Stanley Cup® from 4-7 pm. Season Ticket Holders will have priority access to view the Stanley Cup® from 12-3 pm on Saturday.

The Florida Panthers return home to host the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 22 at the BB&T Center. Full and partial ticket packages are available that include flexible payment plans. In addition, single game suites and group pricing are available for the 2016-17 season. Please call (954) 835- PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral to purchase your ticket plan.