'The Great One', Wayne Gretzky Takes in the Sights of Sydney

2016-06-24 18:03 1516

SYDNEY, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The greatest ice hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky, has taken in the sights of Sydney, visiting the city's Taronga Zoo to get up close with some of NSW's native animals. Overlooking the beautiful Sydney harbour, Gretzky was able to meet a koala, kangaroos and wallabies.

Wayne Gretzky is making his first visit to Sydney, secured exclusively by the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Since touching down in the harbour city, Gretzky has taken to the ice on a custom rink on the harbour foreshore, built specially to welcome him, as well as meeting with a Sydney football team, the Sydney Swans for a ball kicking session.

Gretzky will lace up his skates and take to the ice prior to the USA v Canada match on June 25 at Qudos Bank Arena to showcase the skills that saw him hold or break an astonishing 60 NHL records throughout an illustrious career spanning 20 years.

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Source: Destination NSW