By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 02/08/2012

The Oklahoma City Barons will take part in the Bart and Nadia Sports and Health Festival this weekend at the Cox Convention Center.  The event is free and open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Barons and members of the Oklahoma City Youth Hockey Association (OKCYHA) will provide a floor hockey demonstration throughout the event on Saturday.  In addition, the Barons will have other interactive displays which allow participants to hold hockey sticks and shoot hockey pucks.  The Ice Girls and Derrick the Mountain Lion will also participate.

The Bart & Nadia Health and Wellness Festival is an annual event that showcases healthy living and an active lifestyle.  The festival includes booths about nutrition, healthcare, exercise and sports activities.  Attendees can participate in a variety of hands-on activities as well as view rowing, powerlifting and archery competitions.

Oklahoma City hits the road for two games this weekend against the Abbotsford Heat, the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames.  Thursday evening, the Barons will skate at the Scotiabank Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames.  This marks the second straight season the Heat have hosted the Barons in their parent club’s home rink.  Faceoff is set for 8 p.m. (ct).  Saturday, the teams finish their regular season series in Abbotsford.  Faceoff is set for 9 p.m. (ct).

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