In January 2020, hockey will light up the Russian capital like never before: a lavish show featuring the top players and coaches of the KHL, JHL and Women’s Hockey League is taking over Moscow.
The stars will be representing their Divisions and Conferences for the right to call themselves the best, while trying to shatter the records set in previous years and show off some hidden talents – the kind of sensational moments we’ve seen at so many previous editions of the season’s greatest show.
Since 2009, this stellar weekend of KHL excitement has completed two orbits of Russia – and beyond – and is back in Moscow for a third time. Since debuting in Red Square in the league’s inaugural season, the best of the best have thrilled crowds in Minsk (2010), St. Petersburg (2011), Riga (2012), Chelyabinsk (2013), Bratislava (2014), Sochi (2015), Moscow (2016), Ufa (2017), Astana (2018) and Kazan (2019).
The previous All-Star Week was held in Tatarstan where, for the first time, the festivities were shared among three cities – Kazan, Nizhnekamsk and Almetyevsk. Tatarstan handed the baton to Moscow, which will stage the headline events for three leagues: FONBET KHL’s All-Star Game and Skill Show, the JHL’s Challenge Cup and the Women’s All-Star Game.
In January next year the new VTB Arena will stage this festival of hockey. The action starts on Jan. 11 with our junior stars before the top players from the Women’s Hockey League strut their stuff the following day. The celebrations come to a climax the following weekend with the Skill Show on Jan. 18 and the FONBET KHL All-Star Game on the 19th.