The NHL recently released more details about the Fan Festival, which will be here before you know it next weekend. This afternoon they released information concerning the All Star Fantasy Draft.
First up, regarding the Draft:
Fans in attendance at NHL Fan Fair on Friday, Jan. 28 at the Raleigh Convention Center will be selected at random throughout the day, starting at 3pm, to sit in the stands to watch the live broadcast of the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco at 8pm ET (VERSUS, TSN and RDS). Those selected will receive wrist bands for entry into the seated Fantasy area at 7pm.
A ticket is required for entry into NHL Fan Fair, the official fan festival of the NHL All-Star Weekend. Tickets are $8 for adults and children until Jan. 27 ($10 after Jan. 27 and at the door) and available for purchase at the following locations:
· Harris Teeter: Customer service counters at all 39 locations in the Triangle area. Special for Harris Teeter customers, tickets will remain at $8 through Sunday, Jan 30.
· Ticketmaster: Log on to ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 *additional fees apply
· RBC Center: Visit the box office before or after weekday Carolina Hurricanes home games
· The Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts: Visit the box office weekdays
NHL Fan Fair will be open from 3pm to 10pm on Friday, Jan. 28. For more information on NHL Fan Fair, including hours of operation and a schedule of events, visit NHL.com/fanfair.
Looks like some folk will be able to watch it live, if they are lucky.
Jeff Skinner will be at the Upper Deck booth at 4 p.m. on Friday. Taylor Hall will be there Saturday at 2 p.m.
The entire press release for the events and activities of the Fan Fair is posted after the jump
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / JANUARY 20, 2011
NHL TROPHIES, HOCKEY MEMORABILIA, AND SPECIAL APPEARANCES AMONG GREAT
ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES FOR FANS AT NHL FAN FAIR
Official NHL All-Star Fan Festival Opens to the Public Friday, Jan. 28 at
Tickets Available for Purchase at Ticketmaster, RBC Center and Harris
NEW YORK (January 20, 2011) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and
the Raleigh Convention Center will treat residents of the Triangle and
visitors to Raleigh to the excitement of the 2011 NHL® All-Star Weekend
with a full slate of fun activities and attractions at the three-day NHL
Fan Fair™ fan festival. From Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 30, fans
of all ages will have no shortage of interactive games and experiences to
choose from in the 150,000 square footage of space NHL Fan Fair will occupy
in the Convention Center, including appearances from NHL All-Stars past and
present, a display of 18 of hockey’s most prized trophies including the
Stanley Cup® and numerous contests and sweepstakes featuring prizes from
vehicles to trips, and much more.
NHL Fan Fair Attractions
· Create your own personal hockey trading card presented by Upper Deck
and meet NHL All-Star rookies Jeff Skinner on Friday at 4pm and
Taylor Hall on Saturday at 2pm
· Meet NHL alumni at the XM Theater
· Check out the NHL Trophy Display presented by Discover
· Take a picture with the Stanley Cup®
· Test your hockey skills in the Honda NHL SuperSkills Zone®
· Find out what you would look like driving a 2011 Honda CR-Z using a
· Play the latest NHL® 2K Sports hockey video game
· Collect rare hockey memorabilia
· Play floor hockey and meet Ronald McDonald in the McDonald’s Kids
Zone designed for young hockey fans
· Meet the NHL Mascots
· Trade current and vintage hockey pins in our official Pin Trading
· Take a shot at being a sportscaster and show off your broadcasting
skills at the Time Warner Cable Sports "Step Thru the Screen"
· Test your accuracy in the NHL Bridgestone Shoot-Out Challenge™
· Visit the Panini booth to play their brand new game, Adrenalyn
· Try on your favorite NHL player’s equipment in the Reebok locker room
· Get together face-to-face with some of the NHL’s all-time greats and
test your knowledge of today’s NHL teams at Cisco ūmi at the NHL Fan
· Learn and interact with all 30 Guardian superheroes as part of Stan
Lee and The Guardian Project™
· Challenge U.S. Army drill sergeants in push-up and pull-up drills
(Saturday & Sunday only)
· Guess the Puck in the Geico booth for a chance to win a $500 gas card
· Live DJ and dancers
NHL Fan Fair Hours of Operation & Ticket Information
Friday, Jan. 28, from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for adults and children until Jan. 27 ($10 after Jan. 27
and at the door) and available for purchase at the following locations:
· Harris Teeter: Customer service counters at all 39 locations in the
Triangle area. Special for
Harris Teeter customers, tickets will remain at $8 through Sunday, Jan
· Ticketmaster: Log on to ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000
*additional fees apply
· RBC Center: Visit the box office before or after weekday Carolina
Hurricanes® home games
· The Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts: Visit the box office
Children under the age of two will be admitted for free. Once inside,
fans may enjoy all the attractions for no additional cost.
NHL® All-Star Wide Open
The NHL All-Star celebration starts outside the Convention Center with
the NHL All-Star Wide Open outdoor series. What started in 2006 to mark the
reopening of Fayetteville Street, the NHL All-Star Wide Open will also
include a series of free concerts at the Amphitheater High Stick Stage and
a street party festival on Fayetteville and Cabarrus Streets in the style
of the popular Raleigh Wide Open.
No ticket required for entry into the Amphitheater. Admittance is first
come, first served.
All-Star Wide Open hours of operation:
Friday, Jan. 28, from 3 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.