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NHL Trophies, special appearances among great attractions for fans at NHL Fan Fair

Official NHL All-Star Fan Festival opens Jan. 28 at Convention Center

Thursday, 01.20.2011 / 2:23 PM / 2011 NHL All-Star Game - Presented by Discover
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NHL Trophies, special appearances among great attractions for fans at NHL Fan Fair
NHL Trophies, hockey memorabilia and special appearances among great attractions and experiences for fans at NHL Fan Fair.
NEW YORK – 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 green screen
  • 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 Area
  • Take a shot at being a sportscaster and show off your broadcasting skills at the Time Warner Cable Sports "Step Thru the Screen" Experience booth
  • 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 display
  • 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 Cave™
  • 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 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
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.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

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