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2012 NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(all times Eastern)

French version

Thursday, Jan. 26

2:30-3 p.m.: NHL Trophy Procession
Rideau Canal Skateway from Waverly St. to the Ottawa Convention Centre
(Free to the public)

All the NHL Trophies including the Stanley Cup®, the Hart Memorial Trophy, the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Vezina Trophy will travel down the Rideau Canal Skateway to officially commence the All-Star festivities. The Trophies begin the procession at Waverly St. and will exit the Skateway on Daly Ave. to enter the Ottawa Convention Centre marking the opening of the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™. Fans of all ages are encouraged to line the Skateway between Waverly St. and Daly Ave. to watch as these historic trophies make their way down the Rideau Canal Skateway.

3-10 p.m.: Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™
Ottawa Convention Centre
(Get tickets at
www.CapitalTickets.ca)
The official fan festival for the 2012 NHL® All-Star Weekend, the 2012 Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™ will offer three days of family-friendly interactive games and attractions, special appearances, trophy and memorabilia displays, live TV and radio broadcasts, music, food and dozens of other dynamic activities.

Tickets are available online at CapitalTickets.ca or via phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 877-788-3267; in-person at the Scotiabank Place box office or by visiting participating Canadian Tire locations within the Ottawa area. Tickets purchased after Jan. 25 and at the door to Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair will be $15 per person. Children under the age of two will be admitted for free. Once inside, fans may enjoy all the attractions for no additional cost. For more information, fans can visit nhl.com/fanfair.

3-10 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures
Confederation Park
DJ Zattar 7:00 pm
(Free to the public)

Ice carvers turn blocks of ice into stunning works of art featuring logos of the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend and the thirty NHL teams. Each evening, popular local DJs perform.

8-9:30 p.m.: 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft™
Théâtre du Casino du Lac-Leamy
(Watch live on TSN, RDS, NBC Sports Network)

The NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft™ is back by popular demand, allowing the players to draft their own teams in a televised event for the second year in a row.

Friday, Jan. 27

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™
Ottawa Convention Centre
(Get tickets at
www.CapitalTickets.ca)
The official fan festival for the 2012 NHL® All-Star Weekend continues for the second of three days of family-friendly activities.

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures
Confederation Park
DJ CPI 7:00 pm
(Free to the public)

Ice carvers turn blocks of ice into stunning works of art featuring logos of the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend and the thirty NHL teams. Each evening, popular local DJs perform.

7 p.m.: Energizer® Night Skate™ at NHL® All-Star
Rideau Canal Skateway
(Register at
www.energizernightskate.ca)
Energizer®, the NHL and the Sens Foundation will host the first-ever Energizer Night Skate, a one-of-a-kind 5KM skating event on the Rideau Canal Skateway that will benefit the Sens Foundation. Under the blanket of the night sky, families, friends and hockey fans will don headlights that will light up the evening as they skate the Rideau Canal Skateway to raise money to construct future outdoor ice rinks in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Entry to participate in this event requires registration and is $20 per person or $15 for those aged 12 and under. All entrants receive an Energizer LED headlight and Energizer Night Skate commemorative toque for their participation and donation. To register, visit www.energizernightskate.ca.

8:00 p.m.: SiriusXM NHL® All-Star Concert in The Cabin™
The Great Canadian Cabin
(Sold out -- Listen live at The Verge on XM 151 or Iceberg on SIRIUS 151)

Canadian rock sensations, The Sheepdogs, will perform live with Young Rival.

Saturday, Jan. 28

9 a.m.-12 noon: 2012 Canadian Tire NHL Junior Skills™ National Championship
Rideau Canal Skateway, between Rideau Street and the Mackenzie King Bridge
(Free to the public)

The Canadian Tire NHL Junior Skills™ Competition was a program launched in September to find the most skilled hockey players between the ages of 7-12 in Canada. This nation-wide competition culminates in Ottawa, as finalists from the regional competitions gather on the Rideau Canal Skateway to showcase their skills in fastest skating, shooting accuracy, puck control and passing accuracy in front of a national audience during All-Star Weekend. The championship will feature a special guest and NHL alumni and will be taped for a segment on CBC that will air as part of the All-Star coverage. For more information, visit canadiantirehockeyschool.ca/nhljuniorskills.

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™
Ottawa Convention Centre
(Get tickets at
www.CapitalTickets.ca)
The official fan festival for the 2012 NHL® All-Star Weekend, the 2012 Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™ wraps up with its third day of activities.

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures
Confederation Park
DJ Steve Martin from Fresh Beat 7:00 pm
(Free to the public)

Ice carvers turn blocks of ice into stunning works of art featuring logos of the 2012 NHL® All-Star Weekend and the 30 NHL teams. Each evening, popular local DJs perform.

7 p.m.-9 p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition™
Scotiabank Place
(Sold out -- watch live on CBC, RDS, NBC Sports Network)

The NHL All-Stars show off their skating, puck-handling and shooting skills in the Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition™.

Sunday, Jan. 29

10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Confederation Park NHL Ice Sculptures
Confederation Park
(Free to the public)

Ice carvers turn blocks of ice into stunning works of art featuring logos of the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend and the thirty NHL teams. Each evening, popular local DJs perform.

4 p.m.: 2012 Tim Hortons NHL® All-Star Game®
Scotiabank Place
(Sold out -- watch live on CBC, RDS, NBC Sports Network)

The League's mid-season spectacular concludes with the 59th annual NHL All-Star Game. Live television coverage of the event will be provided by CBC and RDS in Canada and NBC Sports Network in the U.S.

UNIQUE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE OTTAWA

1. Skate on the world's largest skating rink, the Rideau Canal, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Weather permitting, the Skateway extends 7.8 km (4.8 miles) from one end to the other and you can rent skates at either end (or at Fifth Avenue in the middle). Check ice conditions at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/skateway Be sure to indulge in a BeaverTail, Ottawa's hot pastry treat! You can also skate on the brand new Rink of Dreams outside Ottawa City Hall on Laurier Avenue West near Elgin Street.

2. Explore a museum. As Canada's capital city, Ottawa's home to a number of great institutions, including the Canadian War Museum, the newly renovated Canadian Museum of Nature, the most-visited Canadian Museum of Civilization and the beautiful National Gallery of Canada. Or check out museums dedicated to Aviation & Space, Science & Technology, Agriculture, Currency, the Cold War (the Diefenbunker), Ottawa's early history (Bytown Museum) and more! If you've got the time, consider a Canada's Capital Museums Passport, which allows you to visit 9 national museums at a great discount and provides a 20% discount off a performance at the National Arts Centre. $35/person or $85/family. www.museumspassport.ca

3. Dress warmly and discover the natural wonders of nearby Gatineau Park. Rent some snowshoes from the Visitor Centre in Chelsea, Québec (just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa) or purchase a cross-country ski pass to enjoy great exercise in the great outdoors! Or zip down some downhill ski runs nearby! www.canadascapital.gc.ca/gatineau

4. Party on through Ottawa's great neighbourhoods like the ByWard Market, Westboro, Hintonburg, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Glebe and more! If you don't have tickets to the game, cheer on your favorite teams at a local pub or sports ba -- maybe along the Sens Mile (Elgin Street). Later, catch a set of live music at the Rainbow, Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Elmdale Tavern, Babylon or other great clubs!