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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 17

The ECHL will hold its All-Star Classic Fan Fest and VIP Party at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George, N.Y., beginning at 6:00pm ET. Admission to the Fan Fest costs $10.

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