Here is the public schedule of events for Jan. 28 at NHL Fan Fair at the Raleigh Convention Center. All times and appearances are subject to change.
Tickets are $10 each and available for purchase at the door. Children under the age of 2 are admitted for free.
3:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m. Hours of NHL Fan Fair operation
4:00 p.m. -- Meet NHL All-Star rookie Jeff Skinner and create your own hockey trading card presented by Upper Deck
4:00 p.m. -- NHL All-Star Game officials Tom Kowal (referee) and Darren Gibbs (linesman) host a chat session at the XM Theater, moderated by John Forslund
5:00 p.m. -- Watch the NC State Hip Hop Group, Fusion, perform
5:30 p.m. -- NHL All-Star rookie Jeff Skinner has a chat with moderator John Forslund at the XM Theater
5:30 p.m. -- Ronald McDonald visits the McDonald’s Kids Zone
7:00 p.m. -- Former NHL defenseman Aaron Ward has a chat with moderator John Forslund at the XM Theater.
8:00 p.m. -- NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco
A player draft will determine the team rosters for Team Staal and Team Lidstrom for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover as well as the Honda NHL SuperSkills.
Note: A ticket to NHL Fan Fair is required for entry and only a select number of fans will be asked to join the live studio audience for the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft.
Special appearances by former NHLers Troy Crowder, Ryan Vandenbussche and Aaron Ward throughout the day at NHL Fan Fair.
NHL Fan Fair Hours of Operation:
Friday, Jan. 28, -- 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29 -- 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 30 -- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Visit NHL.com/fanfair for up-to-date information on NHL Fan Fair.
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 is required for entry into the Amphitheater. Admittance is first come, first served.
All-Star Wide Open hours of operation:
Friday, Jan. 28, -- 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29 -- 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.