Fox Sports Net and NHL Assemble Hockey Stars and Legends at Block Party’s “All-Star Stage”

Official Regional Sports Network of 2003 NHL All-Star Week Unites Fans with
Biggest Names in Hockey on February 1

(SUNRISE, FL) – Fox Sports Net Florida and the National Hockey League today announced that the “Fox Sports Net All-Star Stage” will be a featured attraction at the 2003 NHL All-Star Block Party presented by Nextel January 30 – February 1, 2003. The Fox Sports Net All-Star Stage will be a hub of activities throughout NHL All-Star Weekend, featuring two days of All-Star Trivia and the premier event on Saturday, February 1st showcasing an extraordinary lineup consisting of NHL players, team management, and officials. Jeff Genthner, Fox Sports Net Florida’s Senior Vice President and General Manager and Frank Supovitz, Group Vice President, Events and Entertainment, NHL made the announcement (complete schedule of Fox Sports Net’s All-Star activities below).

Centrally located within the NHL All-Star Block Party, adjacent to the Office Depot Center, the Fox Sports Net All-Star Stage will be home to a series of “All-Star Trivia” games on Thursday, January 30th and Friday, January 31st. Two teams of three contestants each selected from the crowd will vie for prizes in more than 30 trivia competitions scheduled from 3:30pm – 9:30pm Thursday and from 12:00pm – 9:30pm Friday. Fox Sports Net Florida personalities Len Kasper, Tommy Hutton, Craig Minervini, and Stephanie Bercuson will host each 20-minute contest in game show format.

On Saturday, February 1st, the Fox Sports Net All-Star Stage will be transformed into the site of three town hall style meetings open to all Block Party fans. A different panel of guests featuring representatives from the NHL, including All-Stars, Hall of Famers, team management, and league officials will convene for each 30-minute town hall meeting beginning at 2:00pm. Moderated by Fox Sports Net Florida’s own hockey broadcasters, Jeff Rimer and Hall of Famer Denis Potvin, fans will have the opportunity to personally address a variety of hockey-related topics with a star-studded group of participating guests.

“Having the 2003 NHL All-Star Game and Block Party in South Florida is the perfect opportunity for Fox Sports Net to unite fans from around the league with young stars and legends of the game,” said Genthner. “The Fox Sports Net All-Star Stage provides a rare open forum for candid interaction between sports icons and fans, and we are delighted to partner with the National Hockey League to make this event possible.”

“The National Hockey League is delighted to partner with Fox Sports Net Florida on the 2003 NHL All-Star Block Party,” said Supovitz. “Our fans throughout Florida look to Fox Sports Net as an authority on the sport of hockey and as the place to turn for NHL All-Star Game information.”

Panelists for the town hall meetings will be released shortly. See the complete schedule of activities scheduled for the Fox Sports Net All-Star Stage listed below. Times are subject to change. For more information, call 954-845-9994.


Thursday, January 30

Fox Sports Net All-Star Trivia

3:30pm – 9:30pm

Friday, January 31

Fox Sports Net All-Star Trivia

12:00pm -9:30pm

Saturday, February 1

Fox Sports Net All-Star Stage Town Hall Meetings

2:00pm, 3:30pm,

Fox Sports Net Florida reaches more than 4 million households in Florida. Fox Sports Net Florida’s programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR, and The NFL Show. Fox Sports Net Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 82 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.

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