Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears presented to the Orlando City Council on Monday, Dec. 8, updating the council on the status of the 2015 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Visit Orlando, that will be played at the Amway Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
To watch the Solar Bears presentation to the City Council, including a video about the state of the Solar Bears and the ECHL All-Star Classic, click here.
"We are thrilled to host the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic in our Downtown," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. "This event further cements Downtown as a destination for sports and entertainment attracting thousands to the area and boosting our local community."
The Solar Bears and the ECHL will also host a FanFest, presented by Walgreens, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Join us for an Outdoor Youth Hockey All-Star Game, player autograph stations, a Local 6 Virtual Studio, inflatable games, an appearance by Shades and the Solar Bears Dancers, and FanFest vendors and food trucks.
In honor of the All-Star Classic, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer proclaimed Jan. 21, 2015, as "CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic Day" and encouraged people to wear orange in support of the Solar Bears and the All-Star Classic. The Solar Bears were also recognized by Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray for their contributions to the Central Florida community.