COLUMBUS – The city of Columbus is ready to roll out the red carpet for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game.
The League announced Saturday that the midseason showcase will be held Jan. 24-25, 2015, in Nationwide Arena. The weekend will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in addition to the All-Star Game.
"It's an opportunity to show off the city to the world," Mayor Michael B. Coleman said. "The best hockey players in the world will be in the city of Columbus. We'll roll out the red carpet. We'll have a great time and people will know what the great city of Columbus is all about."
Commissioner Gary Bettman was in Columbus to make the announcement during the first period of the Blue Jackets' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.