According to NHL insider Chris Johnston of Sportsnet “more than half” of the NHL’s 31 arenas will participate in #LightItBlue this evening, a show of support for healthcare workers and essential workers on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.
More than half of NHL arenas will participate in #lightitblue tonight at 8 p.m. — turning on blue lights as a sign of gratitude and support for healthcare, frontline and essential workers. Among them are Scotiabank Arena, Bell MTS Place and the buildings around Rogers Place.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 9, 2020
It’s not certain which arenas will be participating, but it’s likely only those that have exterior color lighting systems.
Tonight we #LightItBlue as a universal symbol of solidarity and hope.
— Capital One Arena (@CapitalOneArena) April 10, 2020
The City of Vancouver was the first NHL city to show regular daily appreciation of healthcare workers. At 7:00 PM each evening, residents move to their balconies or front steps to salute healthcare professionals with cheers and applause, a movement of unity in trying times.
— Sultan Aldebeyan (@Sdebeyan) March 23, 2020