Senators release all-star ‘Fan Fair’ details

Hockey fans who can’t score tickets to the 2012 NHL ALL-Star Game in Ottawa will still be able to take part in the weekend festivities via the NHL Fan Fair from Jan. 26-28.

Senators release all-star ‘Fan Fair’ details
Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores during the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hockey fans who can’t score tickets to the 2012 NHL ALL-Star Game in Ottawa will still be able to take part in the weekend festivities via the NHL Fan Fair from Jan. 26-28.

Sponsored by Scotiabank, the Fan Fare will be held over the three days at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Tickets went on sale Monday, both online and at various locations throughout Ottawa, including the box office at Scotiabank Place.

The 2012 Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair is geared to fans of all ages and will offer 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.”

The Fan Fair will occupy more than 100,000 square feet of the Ottawa Convention Centre, and will be open to the public Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3-10 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. through to 6 p.m.

Tickets are 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 up and until 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 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Scotiabank Place.

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