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NBA Ice Buckets to officially open at Trolley Square in celebration of NBA All-Star 2023

SALT LAKE, UT—To tip off NBA All-Star 2023, the NBA and the Utah Jazz are inviting basketball fans, sports enthusiasts, locals and visitors alike to take to the court at NBA Ice Buckets for a shooting challenge at Trolley Square, beginning Dec. 2.

NBA Ice Buckets is a free-to-play, indoor basketball shooting challenge on a pop-up court where participants have a chance to win NBA prizes such as tickets to NBA All-Star 2023 events, merchandise and more.


In celebration of NBA All-Star 2023, NBA Ice Buckets invites fans to prove they have “ice in their veins” by making as many shots as possible at the pop-up basketball court in 30 seconds. Two separate courts with five strategically positioned hoops will create an experience that is scoreable for all levels of hoopers. Each basket is worth varying points and bonuses. Results will be uploaded on a live leaderboard to highlight top scores for daily prizes.

To participate in the free NBA Ice Buckets experience, fans must register through the NBA Events App. NBA Ice Buckets will be open during mall hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. on Dec. 2 through Feb. 19 at Trolley Square. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

After a brief presentation, featured participants will pair off for a shooting contest to celebrate Friday’s official opening..


Representatives from State of Utah, Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City

Jim Olson, President, Utah Jazz

Thurl Bailey, Utah Jazz alumnus

Quincy Lewis, Utah Jazz alumnus

Jazz Bear and Junior Jazz player

 * Interview arrangements can be made upon request.


Friday, Dec. 2

1:30 p.m.


Historic Trolley Square, South Vestibule

602 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Free parking in the 600 South parking lot with sky bridge into event space