January 15, 2008

All Star Weekend Schedule of Events


If you're planning to be in Atlanta or currently live there, the NHL is hosting a number of events if you missed out on tickets to the Skills Competition of game itself.

Thursday, January 24
8:00 p.m.
Bud Light NHL All-Star Concert
Tabernacle (152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)

Anheuser-Busch will stage a special concert featuring rock band OneRepublic to welcome the NHL All-Star Weekend to Atlanta. Adult consumers 21 and older must have a ticket to attend the concert. Tickets are complimentary and available through Budweiser promotions in area bars, clubs and restaurants and through radio station giveaways.

Friday, January 25
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Atlanta Thrashers Junior NHL All-Stars Youth Hockey Tournament
The Cooler (10800 Davis Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30004)
Blueland at the Marietta Ice Center (4880 Lower Roswell Road NE, Marietta, GA 30068)

More than 200 players between the ages of nine and 12 from throughout the Southeast will take part in a youth hockey tournament at two area rinks.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
NHL Diversity Luncheon Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Willie O’Ree
Westin Hotel – Plaza Ballroom (210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)

The NHL will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Willie O’Ree’s trailblazing debut, becoming the first black player in the NHL. Local organizations will honor individuals in community who share O’Ree’s commitment, perseverance and teamwork. The luncheon also will showcase the documentary Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925, produced by authors George Fosty and Darril Fosty about the history of blacks in hockey. For ticket information, call 212-789-2788.

8:00 p.m. – midnight
Verizon Wireless / NHL All-Stars Present an Evening with Wyclef Jean to Benefit Usher’s New Look Foundation
Tabernacle

Global superstar, singer, businessman and humanitarian Usher will host a benefit concert featuring a performance by Grammy Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean. Proceeds from the event will go to Usher’s New Look Foundation. Fans may purchase tickets ($75.00 concert hall level) on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 404-249-6400. VIP hospitality opportunities are available for purchase by calling Front Row Associates at 617-247-6111.

Saturday, January 26
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta Thrashers Junior NHL All-Stars Youth Hockey Tournament
The Cooler (10800 Davis Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30004)
Blueland at the Marietta Ice Center (4880 Lower Roswell Road NE, Marietta, GA 30068)

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
NHL All-Star Trading Card & Memorabilia Show, Presented by Upper Deck & McFarlane Toys
CNN Center (100 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303)

CNN Center will host the NHL All-Star Trading Card and Memorabilia Show, presented by Upper Deck and McFarlane Toys. During the two-day trading card and memorabilia show, fans will be able to meet current and former NHL stars, view the 115-year-old symbol of hockey supremacy -- the Stanley Cup -- and take part in other live attractions. In addition, Bryan Berg, the Guinness World record holder in card stacking, will create one of his masterpieces and Todd McFarlane, CEO of McFarlane Toys will be available for autographs.

9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Verizon Wireless / NHL Rockin’ Skate 2008, Presented by Upper Deck
Philips Arena

While the NHL All-Stars take the ice for practice, an All-Star lineup of performers and celebrity hosts will take the stage. Platinum recording artists Jonas Brothers will perform for the fans in attendance. Global superstar Usher and “Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch will emcee the festivities. Proceeds from the event will benefit Usher’s New Look Foundation. Tickets prices for the Verizon Wireless / NHL Rockin’ Skate 2008, Presented by Upper Deck willrange from $10 to $30. Fans may purchase tickets on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 404-249-6400. VIP hospitality opportunities are available for purchase by calling Front Row Associates at 617-247-6111.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Player Red Carpet Arrivals
Philips Arena (Philips Drive)

NHL All-Stars, YoungStars and other celebrity guests will greet fans and media along the red carpet upon their arrival for the night's festivities.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dodge / NHL SuperSkills
NHL YoungStars Game
Philips Arena

The NHL All-Stars show off their skating, puck-handling and shooting skills in the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills while the League’s brightest young players will take center stage at the NHL YoungStars Game.

Sunday, January 27

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Atlanta Thrashers Junior NHL All-Stars Youth Hockey Tournament
The Cooler (10800 Davis Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30004)
Blueland at the Marietta Ice Center (4880 Lower Roswell Road NE, Marietta, GA 30068)

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
NHL All-Star Trading Card & Memorabilia Show, Presented by Upper Deck & McFarlane Toys
CNN Center

6:00 p.m.
56h NHL All-Star Game (VERSUS, CBC, RDS, NHL Radio)
Philips Arena

The 56th NHL All-Star Game pits the League’s best players against one another in an East-versus-West format. The All-Star Game will be televised live on VERSUS in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada. NASN and other international broadcasters will provide live coverage to more than 115 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive national radio coverage which can be heard on stations around the United States and Canada as well as on XM Satellite Radio's NHL Home Ice and NHL.com.

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