NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that Tampa has been awarded the 2018 All-Star Game in Amalie Arena.
The weekend of the events will be January 27-28. The weekend will include the NHL Skills Competition on Saturday and the All-Star Game, which will be on Sunday. This is the second time that Tampa has hosted the All-Star weekend. They did so in 1999 when the arena was still named The Ice Palace.
There will be events taking place both inside and outside Amalie Arena, and Saturday, January 27th, will be the day of Gasparilla PirateFest, the pirate invasion and parade of pirates.
The All-Star Game at The Ice Palace in 1999.