On the 17th of December, Riga’s Melnais Kakis (Black Cat Bar, located at 10/12 Meistaru iela) hosts an evening of celebrations dedicated to the opening of the city center’s official countdown clock for the Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game. The clock starts its countdown at 13:00 the same day.
Guests of the evening, to be hosted by the famous showman Armands Simsons, can take part in a variety of games and competitions, obtain gifts and souvenirs from the Kontinental Hockey League and even win tickets for the All-Star Game 2012, which takes place on the 21st of January at the Arena Riga. As part of the festivities, anyone who visits the Black Cat will have a unique chance to sample the exclusive All-Star cocktail, created with the help of none other than Mikelis Redlihs, Dinamo Riga star and first line forward for Team Ozolins in the All-Star Game.
The evening in honor of starting the All-Star Game 2012 countdown clock gets underway at 21:00. From 21:00 until 23:00 entrance will be by invitation only, but from 23:00 onwards the doors of the bar are open to all comers.