2018 NHL All-Star Pregame Fan Festival to open Jan. 26 at AMALIE Arena

2018 NHL All-Star Pregame Fan Festival to open Jan. 26 at AMALIE Arena

NEW YORK - As part of the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend festivities in Tampa, the National Hockey League will transform AMALIE Arena's Silver Parking Lot and Cotanchobee Park into the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame™, a three-day, free outdoor hockey fan festival. From Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 28, the 2018 NHL All-Star Pre-Game will offer hockey fans of all ages a myriad of free hockey interactive games, attractions and music; special appearances by current and former NHL All-Star players; the Fourth Annual NHL Mascot Showdown™, a mini-version of the NHL All-Star Game featuring 27 NHL Mascots™; NHL memorabilia and trophy displays including the iconic Stanley Cup®; an exhibition showcasing the history of hockey in Florida; live television and radio broadcasts; a wide assortment of food options; and dozens of other dynamic activities.

All activities inside the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame will be free of charge. A ticket to the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will not be required to attend the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame. For more information on the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, including the official fan guide, fans should visit NHL.com/AllStar.

WHAT:           

2018 NHL All-Star PreGame, a free three-day hockey fan festival.

WHEN:

Friday, Jan. 26: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 28: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:

AMALIE Arena's Silver Parking Lot & Cotanchobee Park | 401 Channelside Drive | Tampa, FL 33602

The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend. The League's midseason showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena and will include the 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).