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2011 NHL All-Star Weekend Frequently Asked Questions

Friday, 01.14.2011 / 1:51 PM / 2011 NHL All-Star Game - Presented by Discover

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How do I get to the RBC Center?
I am bringing my young child to the game, will they need a ticket?
Will there be any festivities surrounding All-Star Weekend?
What time will the Honda NHL SuperSkills Competition and the NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover start?
How will players be selected for the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend?
How can I watch the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at home?
What items are prohibited at RBC Center?
Is there a designated driver program for the 2011 NHL SuperSkills & 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover?

How do I get to the RBC Center?
The RBC Center is located at 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC. It is conveniently located on the west side of Raleigh, a 15 minute drive from both downtown Raleigh and the Raleigh Durham International Airport just off the Raleigh Chapel-Hill Expressway. Please click here for more information.


I am bringing my young child to the game, will they need a ticket?
Yes, all patrons regardless of age need a ticket.


Will there be any festivities surrounding All-Star Weekend?
Yes, NHL Fan Fair will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center from January 28-30. NHL Fan Fair will offer hockey fans of all ages three fun-filled days of interactive games and attractions, special appearances, trophy and memorabilia displays, live TV and radio broadcasts, pin trading and trading card zones, music, food, official NHL All-Star merchandise and dozens of other dynamic activities. Tickets for NHL Fan Fair are available for purchase via Ticketmaster, the RBC Center box office, The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and 39 Harris Teeter locations throughout the Triangle area.

There will also be a NHL All-Star 5K taking place on Saturday, January 29 at 9:00am and a 100 yard kid’s dash at 10:30am at the RBC Center. Registration will be $25 prior to January 15, $30 between January 15 and January 28, and $35 on race day. Click here for registration or more information.


What time will the Honda NHL SuperSkills Competition and the NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover start?
The Honda NHL SuperSkills Competition takes place on Saturday, January 29 at 7:00pm and the NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover is on Sunday, January 30 at 4:00pm. Doors for each event will open an hour and a half prior to start time.


How will players be selected for the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend?
From a group of 100 players on the ballot, fans voted for their top six All-Stars by position without regard to the Conference in which the player plays. Fans also had the ability to write-in a player of their choice.

The three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie who received the most votes were the first six to be named NHL All-Stars. The first six are Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.

As with previous All-Star games, the remaining 36 All-Stars will be named by the NHL Hockey Operations Department for a total of 42 All-Star players (3 goalies, 6 defensemen and 12 forwards per team).

Following the selection of All-Stars, NHL Hockey Operations will designate 12 NHL rookies to participate in the Honda NHL SuperSkills Competition on Saturday, January 29 for a total of 54 NHL players taking part in All-Star Weekend.

After the 42 NHL All-Stars have been selected, two captains will be chosen per team by the players.

On Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:00PM, the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco will be held at Fan Fair during which the captains will draft their teams from the remaining 52 All-Stars.

First selection in the draft will be determined by coin flip and selections will continue on an alternating basis.

Each team will be required to select three goalies, six defensemen and 12 forwards in any order they choose.

After the selection of the All-Star game rosters, the captains will select among the 12 rookies to fill out the rosters for the Honda NHL SuperSkills.

Each team will feature six rookies participating in various skills competitions.

Teams will participate in six different skills, including Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater, BlackBerry NHL Breakaway Challenge, McDonald’s NHL Accuracy Shooting, G-Series NHL Challenge Relay, XM NHL Hardest shot and the Discover NHL Elimination Shootout.


How can I watch the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at home?
The Honda NHL SuperSkills Competition and NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover will be shown live on Versus in the United States and on CBC and RDS in Canada.


What items are prohibited at RBC Center?
The following items are prohibited at RBC Center: Bottles, Cans, Coolers, Liquid Containers, Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Food, Fireworks, Illegal Substances, Chains, Studded Bracelets & Belts, Weapons of any kind, including firearms, Backpacks, Oversized bags, Laser Pointers, Aerosol Cans, Noise-making devices (i.e. horns, whistles, air horns, cymbals, bugles, etc.), Video & Audio Recording Devices, Camera bags, Cameras, Animals (with the exception of service animals)


Is there a designated driver program for the 2011 NHL SuperSkills & 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover?
The Good Sport Program is designed to encourage fans to drink responsibly while attending NHL events. The Good Sport Designated Driver Station is located with the RBC Center at section 127, across from the Guest Services. Guests wishing to participate in the program can sign up at the booth and receive a free drink and the opportunity to win a prize pack. Winners of the prize pack will be announced during each event and can be picked up at Guest Services.


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