PROVIDENCE – Providence has been selected to host the American Hockey League All-Star Classic in January 2013.
“The American Hockey League is excited to be returning to one of its founding cities for the 2013 All-Star Classic,” said league President and CEO David Andrews in a news release Feb. 8.
“Providence has been part of the fabric of our league since our first season in 1936, and the Bruins organization has been a principal member for the last two decades. We’re looking forward to working with the team and the city to make this a memorable event.”
The festivities will take place Jan. 25, 2013, through Jan. 28, 2013, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center; ticket sales and event times will be announced at a later date.
It is the third time that Providence has hosted an AHL All-Star event; the first was an All-Star Game held in 1956 at the Rhode Island Auditorium. The then-Providence Civic Center hosted the first AHL All-Star Classic since its reinstatement in 1995.
Scheduled events include:
Jan. 25, Providence Bruins regular-season home game.
Jan. 26, Providence Bruins Youth Hockey Festival.
Jan. 27, AHL All-Star Skills Competition.
Jan. 27, AHL All-Star Post-Skills Party.
Jan. 28, AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards (Ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium).
Jan. 28, 2013 AHL All-Star Game
“Major sporting organizations have realized that the City of Providence has the infrastructure, facilities, hotels and restaurants to put on a world-class event,” said Providence Mayor Angel Taveras. “We are building lasting relationships with these organizations that will continue to fuel our economy for years to come.”
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