The Chicago Blackhawks and NHL released information on Wednesday regarding the NHL Draft Fan Fest experience that will be put on in conjunction with the 2017 Draft on June 23rd and 24th.  The Fan Fest Experience will have many experiences available for those fans who were not able to secure tickets to the actual draft event at the United Center.  The NHL Centennial Celebration experience will be traveling to the United Center as part of the Fan Fest celebration with opportunities to see the Stanley Cup.  You will need to secure tickets to the FanFest if you would like to attend and they are available for free at the locations below the Fan Fest information sheet.  I will be attending the draft on Friday night and the fan celebration on Saturday and will be writing up recaps of both after the draft.  For more information go to the official Draft Q&A section

On behalf of the Chicago Blackhawks, the City of Chicago and the National Hockey League, thank you for planning to attend the 2017 NHL Draft Fan Fest presented by MB Financial Bank and Gerber Collision & Glass!

These Fan Fest Passes ONLY provide access to outdoor activities taking place in United Center Parking Lot C. Visit chicagoblackhawks.com/draft for a full list of event information.

What is Draft Fan Fest?

The Draft Fan Fest will offer interactive games, photo/autograph opportunities with Blackhawks players and alumni, live music and a special appearance by the MIL Centennial Fan Arena.

When does the event take place?

Fan Fest:

Location: United Center Parking Lot C (on the North side of the building)

Friday, June 23: 3-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 24: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

No bags or backpacks will be allowed in Fan Fest. There will be no place to check bags or backpacks.

NHL Draft:

Location: Inside the United Center Friday, June 23: 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 24: 9 a.m.

You must have purchased a ticket to the event in order to enter the United Center for the NHL Draft.

Fan Pass Details:

Register your pass!

All Fan Fest passes will contain technology to enhance your overall experience. This will allow fans to digitally archive on-site experiences, including photo stations and interactive games, and includes access to your scratch and win card. To register your pass, visit drafffanfest.com.

Scratch and Win Opportunity

Once registered, your pass will automatically be eligible to win a scratch and win prize. Scratch and win prizes consist of autograph and photograph sessions with Blackhawks players and alumni, as well as VIP Draft experiences. You will receive an email Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 with a digital scratch and win card and additional information on how you can win!

Instant Prize Opportunity

Inside Fan Fest, all registered fans are invited to visit the Instant Prize Station. This station will ask fans to swipe their Fan Pass for a chance to win instant team prizes. Prizes include autographed items, tickets to a Blackhawks home game, team prize packs, Blackhawks store coupons and more!

NHL Centennial Fan Arena

Fans can enjoy a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than I ,000 square-feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall. The Museum Truck will showcase the history of Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL. The Stanley Cup, the oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports—will be on display on Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fans who have a registered Fan Pass will be able to take their photo with the Stanley Cup.

 

 

Pick up locations:

  • United Center Box Office (1901 W. Madison St., use the East Atrium entrance), Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Blackhawks Michigan Avenue Flagship Store (333 N. Michigan Ave.), Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Blackhawks Aurora Outlet Store (1650 Premium Outlets Blvd., Aurora), Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m
  • elect Gerber Collision & Glass locations:
Address Hours
1430 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
6200 Berkshire Dr., Crystal Lake Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
300 Washington Ave., La Grange Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
401 Grace St., Addison Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
3415 Stern Ave., St. Charles Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
901 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
1313 North Lake St., Aurora Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
1001 Lee St., Des Plaines Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
3029 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
720 65th St., Schererville, Ind. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Select MB Financial Bank locations:
Address Hours
1090 Willow Rd., Northbrook Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m
Fri 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
18299 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
4685 Winfield Rd., Warrenville Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1400 Sixteenth St., Oak Brook Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1199 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
7727 W. Lake St., River Forest Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
125 McHenry Rd., Wheeling Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1620 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1151 State St., Lemont Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Steven Holben

Steven Holben has been a fan of hockey since his first Phoenix Roadrunners game in the early 90’s. His passion for hockey extends from watching all levels of games to playing in a weekly men’s league as well as collecting hockey cards. Although he is still a firm Coyotes fan, he has learned to root for the Blackhawks since he moved to the Chicago area in 2007. He also supports his wife’s favorite team (Redwings) as well as the Michigan State Spartans. He will be covering the Blackhawks as well as other Chicagoland related hockey news.

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