OTTAWA – Scotiabank, the official bank of the NHL, will serve as the title sponsor of NHL Fan Fair™, the official fan festival for the 2012 NHL® All-Star Weekend, January 26-28, at the Ottawa Convention Centre in downtown Ottawa. Starting today, fans will be able to purchase tickets to the festival online and at various locations throughout Ottawa, including the box office at Scotiabank Place.
As part of Scotiabank’s commitment to serving hockey fans of all ages, 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.
"Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair will be an exciting, interactive and fun destination for fans and families to celebrate the game we love throughout All-Star Weekend," said Kyle McMann, NHL vice president of partnership marketing in Canada. "With Scotiabank’s deep hockey connections in Ottawa and throughout Canada, it’s only fitting to have Canada’s Hockey Bank help us bring this cornerstone of All-Star Weekend programming to life."
“We are excited to offer Canadians this great opportunity to become a part of the game that means so much in communities across our country, “said Duncan Hannay, senior vice-president, Marketing, Canada for Scotiabank. “Whether it is seeing trophies up close or meeting your NHL heroes, Scotiabank is proud of its hockey programs that invest in this great sport, from supporting young players putting on their first set of skates to partnering with professional NHL athletes."
2012 Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™ Ticket Information
Occupying more than 100,000 square feet of the Ottawa Convention Centre, the 2012 Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair™ will be open to the public Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Starting today, tickets will be available online at CapitalTickets.ca or via phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 877-788-3267; and in-person at the Scotiabank Place box office, Sens store locations and Ottawa Sports Experts locations.
Tickets purchased between Nov. 28 and Jan. 25 will be $10 for adults and children. 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.
The 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend will come to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, Jan. 26 through Jan. 29. The 2012 Tim Hortons NHL® All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Scotiabank Place. Live television coverage will be provided by the NBC Sports Network in the U.S. and CBC and RDS in Canada.
About the NHL
The National Hockey League®, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL® consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other major professional sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (VERSUS, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, MTG and NHL Network™) and radio (NHL Radio™ and Sirius XM Satellite Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer™ and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.
Scotiabank is very proud to be Canada's Hockey Bank and is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHLPA®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Winnipeg Jets®, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome, and the Ottawa Senators® whose home arena is Scotiabank Place. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.scotiahockeyclub.com.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, 'Bright Future'. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
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