All-Star Hockey Weekend In San Jose

2019 NHL All-Star Game rink setup. Photo courtesy San Jose Sharks.

Pro hockey’s brightest and best stars come to San Jose this weekend.  The 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend will take place in two locations throughout downtown San Jose. Hockey fan activities take place January 24 thru January 27 at McEnery Convention Center.  The 2019 NHL All-Star game itself takes place on January 26 at 5pm at SAP Center.

Visiting San Jose for All-Star Weekend? Read our first-time public transit rider’s guide to learn how to ride the buses and trains in Silicon Valley.  We have additional Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) public transit tips to help you beat traffic gridlock and parking woes to and from these All-Star events. Read on for more details.

Public Transit Travel Hints

The VTA’s Mountain View-Winchester light rail line (Green Line) links the two main venues for All-Star Weekend – Convention Center (Fan Fair) and San Fernando (5 minute walk to SAP Center).  The same light rail line is also a short walk from many hotels like the Fairmont and De Anza in downtown San Jose.  The same light rail line also serves hotels and motels along “Hotel Row” on N. 1st Street in San Jose.

Staying in a hotel or motel along The Alameda and El Camino Real, VTA’s 22 local or 522 Rapid bus is your direct ride to SAP Center.  Take the same 522 Rapid bus to N. 1st and Santa Clara, and walk a few blocks south to McEnery Convention Center for the Fan Fair and related events.

Especially if you are visiting from out of town, make sure to follow these tips for staying safe when riding any bus or train.  While you’re at it, learn about local public transit etiquette so you make a good impression upon others when riding public transit here.

All-Star Fan Fair (January 24-27)

Held at McEnery Convention Center the All-Star Fan Fair has interactive hockey games, special appearances, trophy and memorabilia displays, a hockey-themed store, and other hockey-related activities.  The Convention Center is at 150 W. San Carlos Street (west of S. Market Street) in downtown San Jose.

The Convention Center is served by VTA light rail, the 23 local, and 323 limited stop bus lines. Read more details in our public transit guide for McEnery Convention Center.

All-Star Skills Competition (January 25) and All-Star Game (January 26)

Pro hockey’s brightest and best players this season show off their shooting and skating skills at the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Contest.  It takes place this Friday, January 25, at 6pm at SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara Street, San Jose.

Many of those same best players will complete against each other, per their team’s division.  The 2019 NHL All-Star Game will take place at SAP Center on Saturday, January 26 at 5pm.

Read our public transit guide to SAP Center to learn VTA and Caltrain bus and rail service to and from these events.

Prologue

Follow @svtransitupdts on Twitter for the latest public transit updates and tips on this big weekend.

Stay safe and have fun on this big hockey weekend in San Jose.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

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