The best hockey players in the world are coming to Tampa this weekend for the NHL All-Star Game.

The game will be Sunday at Amalie Arena, but there’s much more going on in Tampa to celebrate! It all starts on Friday with the NHL All-Star Pregame, a chance for fans to get the full hockey experience, from games of skills to team mascot competitions, meet and greets with the game’s biggest past and present stars and so much more!

There’s also a FREE concert Friday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Fitz and the Tantrums with special guest Moon Taxi. NHL All-Star Friday Night will be at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park downtown.

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Below is a full schedule of events.


NHL All-Star Pregame | 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Amalie Arena Silver lot and Cotanchobee Park

2018 NHL All-Star Friday Night | 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park


NHL All-Star Pregame | Noon -11 p.m. | Amalie Arena Silver lot and Cotanchobee Park.

2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition | 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Amalie Arena (Buy tickets)


2018 NHL All-Star Pregame | Noon to 3:30 p.m. | Amalie Arena Silver lot and Cotanchobee Park

NHL All Star Game | 3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Amalie Arena (Buy tickets)


During the second intermission, Kid Rock will rock Amalie Arena as the entertainment headliner for the game.


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Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m.: Best of Five Dodgeball Competition

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m.: Relay Races | 5 p.m.: Dance Competition

Sunday, Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m.: Bean Bag Toss

Franklin Family Hockey Rink @ the PreGame

Sunday, Jan. 27, Pregame: Ice Hockey at Amalie Arena*


With the NHL All-Star Game and Gasparilla on the same weekend, parking will be at a premium. Make sure to leave early and allow plenty of time to get to where you're going. Here's a link to find parking.

50/50 RAFFLE

A special 50/50 will be held with a portion of the proceeds going to the NHL Legacy Project. The proceeds will also help build a state-of-the-art street hockey rink at the Vinik Family Boys & Girls Club in the Winston Park neighborhood. 50/50 raffle tickets are on sale now at