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Islanders To Host 2026 NHL All-Star Game At UBS Arena



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East Rutherford, NJ– New York Islanders ownership has asked for it, and fans of the organization have begged for it.

Now, they’re finally getting it.

The NHL officially announced during the first intermission of the Islanders’ Stadium Series matchup against the Rangers that the 2026 All-Star Game will take place at UBS Arena.


“We are honored to be invited to host the National Hockey League, the game’s finest players and fans from around the world to join us in New York for the 2026 NHL All-Star Weekend,” Islanders Majority Owner Scott Malkin said. “Whether our guests will be watching the talented players on the ice in UBS Arena, a building built specifically for hockey, shopping in Belmont Park Village or enjoying pre and post-game festivities in The Park, the 2026 All-Star weekend will show NHL fans the outstanding destination we have for hockey, shopping and entertainment.”

Since they broke ground on UBS Arena, the Islanders organization has publicly voiced its desire to host some of the NHL’s marquee events at Belmont Park. With the construction of Belmont Park Village set to be completed later this year, the surrounding area will have the necessary infrastructure needed to host such a large-scale multi-day event.

“The National Hockey League is thrilled to have the best and brightest of our game hosted at the spectacular UBS Arena for the 2026 NHL All-Star Weekend,’’ NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We have been looking forward to UBS Arena playing host to one of our major League events since before construction of this wonderful arena began. We have every confidence that the Islanders organization, led by Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky, will deliver a celebration that will make the greater New York region and the NHL proud.”

The NHL will not have an All-Star game in 2025 and instead will put on the Four Nations Tournament, featuring the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden.

The 2026 NHL All-Star game will be the second hosted by the Islanders. They last hosted the event during the height of their dynasty back in 1983 at Nassau Coliseum. Wayne Gretzky was named the game’s MVP, setting an All-Star record by scoring four goals in the third period.




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