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The Leafs are making an event out of training camp in Niagara Falls. Scrimmages, the alumni game, practices and other activities are all public and free.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced details of their training camp to be held this year in Niagara Falls. There are many options for fans to see the action, which includes an Alumni game, for free.

The action centres on the Gale Centre arena in Niagara Falls. Tickets are required for all events:

A limited inventory of 1,000 free tickets will be made available each event day, first come, first served, in the morning starting at 8 a.m at the Leafs Mobile Fanzone in the parking lot of Gale Centre Arena. The limited, free tickets for the Leafs Alumni Game will be distributed starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. Tickets to all events are free with a donation upon entry benefitting the Niagara Children's Centre.

The schedule covers the weekend of September 15 to September 17:

The team will hold daily practices and scrimmages at the Gale Centre Arena Friday through Sunday with arena doors opening to fans at 9 a.m. On Saturday at 7 p.m. the puck will drop in a matchup between Toronto Maple Leaf greats and the Canadian Armed Forces Base Borden, doors will open to fans at 6 p.m. The Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Roster includes Nik Antropov, Dan Daoust, Tom Fergus, Al Iafrate, Peter Ing, Tomas Kaberle, Brad May, Ric Nattress, Dave Reid, Steve Thomas, Rick Vaive, Todd Warriner, and Tiger Williams.

Leafs prospects and new signings expected to attend camp include Timothy Liljegren, Carl Grundström, Andreas Borgman, Calle Rosén, and possibly some who aren’t Swedes.

The outdoor events include more than just a ticket for donation exchange:

The Leafs' fan experience will continue outside of the Gale Centre with outdoor activities for fans of all ages. The Leafs Mobile Fanzone, Leafs Nation tents, free giveaways, contests, and prizes will be ready for Leafs Nation throughout the weekend. As well, Maple Leafs Hockey Development Staff will conduct clinics and other development programming for select minor hockey groups from the Niagara region. To close, this year's training camp, the team will also host a barbeque to help raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation on Sunday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m.

Information on the events and a special opportunity to get tickets without lining up for them is here.