COLUMBUS, OHIO –The Columbus Blue Jackets players and their wives will host the third annual Hockey Fest family carnival and auction presented by Univar to benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation on Sunday, January 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. General admission tickets are $10 in advance ($20 at the door) and children under age two are admitted free. Tickets are on sale now.
Hockey Fest offers fans a unique opportunity to personally interact with their favorite Blue Jackets players and personalities in a casual setting on the arena floor.
Highlights of this year's attractions include the following:
› Carnival games hosted by the players and their wives
› Interactive game stations with players
› Penalty box photos with players
› Tours of the team's locker room
› Skate with players at Dispatch Ice Haus
› Autograph stations with multiple players
› Live and silent auctions of Blue Jackets, NHL and other sports memorabilia
In addition, VIP packages are available for $200 per person and include dinner in the Time Warner HD Lounge; a premium autographed gift; private access to select players during locker room tour; parking pass for Nationwide Arena attached garage; and 50 carnival game tickets. VIP packages are available only at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, at the Foundation Table during Blue Jackets games and through Ticketmaster by phone or online.
General admission tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line locations at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and Chiller Ice Rinks and through Ticketmaster, by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. In addition, tickets will also be sold at all Blue Jackets home games at the Foundation table located near section 110.
Carnival game tickets for attractions are sold separately for $1 each and are available in advance at Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, at the Foundation Table during Blue Jackets home games and through Ticketmaster by phone or online or at Nationwide Arena on the day of the event. Some attractions are free while others range from 1-20 tickets. Further details can be found at BlueJacketsFoundation.org.
The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated over $1.75 million dollars to local non-profit organizations dedicated to one or more of its main pillars of giving: pediatric cancer, education, children's health and safety and the development of youth and amateur hockey.