Dear hockey fans, 

In the quest to find for the ideal city to stage the 2017 All-Star Game, the League has received applications from four cities, all of whom would be outstanding venues for the biggest hockey festival of the season. The four candidates are: 

(1) Togliatti, the city on Volga, famous as the home of Lada - the hockey team and the automobile; 
(2) Vladivostok, the Far East port (the name translates as “Ruler of the East”) which is home to HC Admiral; 
(3) Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan and home of HC Salavat Yulaev (named in honor of the Bashkir national hero); 
(4) Astana, the capital of Kzakhstan and home of HC Barys (Kazakh for “Snow Leopard” – the symbol of the nation). 

Before making the final decision on the host city for this spectacular event, the League is eager to seek the thoughts of you, the fans, so make sure you have your say and vote for the city which you believe deserves the honor.