(Photo: Columbus Blue Jackets YouTube)

NHL team players won’t be the only ones battling this All-Star weekend in Nashville. As part of Fan Fair festivities, the teams fuzzy favorites, their mascots, are facing off as well. Hockey fans young and old are sure to enjoy the over-the-top activities.

 

Friday, Jan. 29:
6 p.m. 3-Legged Race, Wheel Barrow, Leap Frog, Balloon Relay and Tug of War
2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone at Music City Center

Saturday, Jan. 30:
2 p.m. Broomball and Dodgeball matches
2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone at Music City Center

4:30 p.m. Prior to the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™, the NHL  Mascots™ will face-off in two 8-minute periods of their own NHL® All-Star Game, live streamed on NHL.com
Bridgestone Arena

Sunday, Jan. 31:
1 p.m. Dance Competition, the winner of which will be determined by audience applause, followed by the presentation of the NHL Mascot Showdown Trophy to the Captain of the winning team and the Most Valuable Mascot award.
2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone at Music City Center

 

 

Eastern Conference

Sabretooth™ from the Buffalo Sabres
Sparky™ from the New York Islanders
ThunderBug™ from the Tampa Bay Lightning
Iceburgh™ from the Pittsburgh Penguins
Slapshot™ from the Washington Capitals
Carlton™ from the Toronto Maple Leafs
SpartaCat™ from the Ottawa Senators
Blades™ from the Boston Bruins
NJ Devil™ from the New Jersey Devils
Stormy from the Carolina Hurricanes
Stanley C. Panther™ from the Florida Panthers
Youppi™ from the Montreal Canadiens
Stinger™ from the Columbus Blue Jackets (Captain)

 

Western Conference

Wild Wing™ from the Anaheim Ducks
Bernie™ from the Colorado Avalanche
Louie™ from the St. Louis Blues
Harvey the Hound™ from the Calgary Flames
Nordy™ from the Minnesota Wild
Fin™ from the Vancouver Canucks
Tommy Hawk™ from the Chicago Blackhawks
Victor E. Green™ from the Dallas Stars
Howler™ from the Arizona Coyotes
S.J. Sharkie™ from the San Jose Sharks
Moose™ from the Winnipeg Jets
Bailey™ from the Los Angeles Kings
Gnash™ from the Nashville Predators (Captain)

Check out some of last year’s actions:

From an NHL Press Release

NHL Mascot Clubhouse inside NHL Fan Fair ™ presented by Bridgestone
Fans will be able to meet their favorite mascots for photos and autographs at the NHL Mascot Clubhouse inside NHL Fan Fair™. The Clubhouse will serve as the central location for all mascot appearances and exclusive merchandise from the NHL Mascot collection, including mini-sticks, pucks, pennants, hats, t-shirts, cozy fleece blankets, pillow pets, and children’s books.

Hockey fans can follow all of the live action from the NHL Mascot Showdown™ on Snapchat and Twitter and access a handy list of NHL Mascot Twitter handles. The NHL’s Facebook page will include an album with photos, bios and Twitter handles for each NHL Mascot. To join the conversation, fans should use the official hashtags #NHLAllStar or #NHLFanFair.

 

NHL Fan Fair

The Fan Fair

This is Nashville’s first time hosting the All-Star activities and they have four days of activities planned for visitors with their 2016 NHL Fan Fair.

The Music City Center is being transformed into 250,000 square feet of interactive hockey fun sponsored by Bridgestone, according to an NHL press release.

From 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, an NHL fan pass allows access to:

  • NHL Mascots
  • A photo with the Stanley Cup
  • An NHL Trophy Showcase, including the Hart, Vezina, Norris, and others
  • Meet-and-greet past and present hockey legends
  • NHL player Q&A at the NHL Fan Fair Theater
  • Visit the “Hockey in the State of Tennessee” Hall of Fame exhibit
  • Test shooting accuracy in the Bridgestone Shootout
  • Live country music performances nightly–including Dierks Bentley, Lonestar, Big&Rich, and more
  • Create-your-own Upper Deck trading card
  • Test your hockey skills in the Honda All-Star skills zone
  • Collect rare hockey memorabilia
  • Take kids to the McDonald’s Kid’s Zone
  • Lace up on the outdoor ice rink constructed for the All-Star Weekend

Price (Single Day)
$20 Adult
$15 Children (Ages 3 to 12)
$15 Seniors (Ages 65 and over)
$15 College/Military (must show ID at entrance)
Children 2 and under: Free
Four Day Mobile Pass
$60 (Good for One Entry Each Day of Operation)

 

 

Carly Mullady grew up needing to know more about icing than its deliciousness on cupcakes. She's the lone daughter of four children, with a father who was among the last cut from the Midwest tryouts for the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic team. And she knows very little matches the thrill that happens from puck-drop to handshakes. A rink didn’t return to her hometown until she was gone, but she’s been able to see two younger brothers on the ice. She's their feistiest fan. Her other hockey loyalty lies with the Blackhawks--whether it's meant seeing games for $8 with student IDs when the Madhouse didn’t have much of a temper at all, or dancing to Chelsea Dagger at standing room only--there’s something magical about a roaring anthem, the Indianhead sweater, and the Original Six. A former journalist and current editor, she carries a penchant for excitement (and maybe even fighting) with a resume that includes working for Chicago-area newspapers, and television, including The Jerry Springer Show, as well as NBCUniversal in New York. After East Coast living and a return to the Chicago area, the new Mrs. is giving Graceland a go with her Southern Gent, who now shares her adoration of the game, and their rescue dog, Doc Holliday. Other interests include Cubs, Bears, Illini, Crimson Tide, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, baking a mean pineapple upside-down cake, Kate Spade accessories, and a properly coordinated cardigan for every ensemble.

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