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Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Celebrate "Earth Hour" Saturday, March 31

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today their commitment to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual public action for the environment. Earth Hour calls on individuals, businesses, communities and governments to commit to a positive action for the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

The Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena, along with all of the National Hockey League’s facilities, will join hundreds of millions of homes and businesses worldwide in switching-off non-essential lighting from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 31. In addition, NHL Green is further supporting the initiative by reducing energy usage at NHL headquarters in New York City during this time.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when the club hosts the Florida Panthers. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at

Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at, the official club web site, and

The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets’ 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than $15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

About Earth Hour
Started in Australia in 2007, by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest global climate change action. Earth Hour supporters turn off non-essential lighting for one hour to send a symbolic message -- that now is the time to take action on climate change. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011, including global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Rome’s Coliseum and Empire State Building.

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