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Friday, September 9 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Nationwide Arena

Blue Jackets FanFest is a celebration of hockey and a great opportunity to get ready for the 2011-12 season.  FanFest features player autograph sessions, a skills competition featuring Blue Jackets players, open skating and other on-ice activities, Q&A panels, photo opportunities with players including Rick Nash, Steve Mason and Jeff Carter, street hockey, kids' activities, music and more. FanFest is also the first chance to buy 2011-12 single game tickets available exclusively at Nationwide Arena. Single game tickets can be purchased online and at Ticketmaster outlets beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 10. FanFest is a FREE event and open to the public.


*Plaza Party at Front Street Plaza starting at 4 p.m. featuring music, food and beverages and single game tickets on sale.

*Fans attending FanFest get the first chance to buy 2011-12 single game tickets on sale beginning at 4 p.m. This is an exclusive opportunity only available during FanFest at Nationwide Arena. Single game tickets can be purchased online and at Ticketmaster outlets beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 10.

*Single game tickets will be sold at the following locations at FanFest: Front Street Plaza, Main Box Office, Guest Services on the Main Concourse and on the Bud Light Terrace.

*Autograph sessions are limited to one autographed item per person.  Schedule is subject to change and autograph sessions are limited to one hour.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
    Vinny Prospal and Jared Boll - Main Concourse Section 101
  Antoine Vermette and Derek Dorsett - Club Level C1
Rick Nash and Dane Byers - Upper Concourse Section 215/216

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  Steve Mason and Fedor Tyutin - Main Concourse Section 106
Derick Brassard and Kris Russell - Club Level C13
Jeff Carter and Grant Clitsome - Upper Concourse Section 221

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Martin St. Pierre and Aaron Johnson - Main Concourse Section 101
Marc Methot and Nicholas Drazenovic - Main Concourse Section 108
  Matt Calvert and Ryan Russell - Club Level C1
R.J. Umberger and Maksim Mayorov - Upper Concourse Section 215/216
Mark Dekanich and Derek MacKenzie - Upper Concourse Section 228

Player Photo Stations
Rick Nash with the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.  Club Level - South Side
Derek Dorsett at Center Ice 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Antoine Vermette at Center Ice 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Jeff Carter at Center Ice 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Steve Mason with the Calder Memorial Trophy 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Club Level - South Side
Derick Brassard at Center Ice 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Question & Answer Sessions in the Labatt Blue Zone Pub - Main Concourse
Broadcasters Q & A Panel 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Player Q&A with Vinny Prospal, Jared Boll and Antoine Vermette 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Coaches Q&A with Scott Arniel, Brad Berry, Dan Hinote and Ian Clark 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Street Hockey with Blue Jackets players on the Bud Light Terrace - Main Concourse
Dane Byers 6 - 6:30 p.m.
R.J. Umberger 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Fedor Tyutin and Derick Brassard 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Grant Clitsome 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Pass & Shoot Stations - Main Ice
Derek Dorsett and Vinny Prospal 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Ian Clark and Dan Hinote 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Kris Russell and Fedor Tyutin 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Video Games with Blue Jackets Players on Pepsi Parkway - Main Concourse
Jarrod Boll and Dane Byers 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Grant Clitsome and Kris Russell 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

On-Ice Skills Competition 8:15 - 8:45 p.m. featuring a 3-on-2 competition and shoot-out competition on the Main Ice
Players Scheduled to Participate:
Aaron Johnson
Matt Calvert
Marc Methot
Derek MacKenzie
Ryan Russell
Martin St. Pierre
Mark Dekanich
Nicholas Drazenovic
Maksim Mayorov

Additional Activities:
* Open Skating in the OhioHealth Ice Haus - 5:00 - 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Free Skates provided).
* Kids Activities include Face Painters, Bounce House, Slap Shot Cage, Balloon Artists, Stinger and more.
* Locker Room Tours
* Cannon Photos on the Main Concourse
* FOX Sports Ohio Photo Station on the Main Concourse