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President Obama Official Schedule and Guidance, March 11, 2011. Press conference, Blackhawks

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a news conference about rising energy prices among other issues in the South Court Auditorium. The news conference is open press.

In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will welcome the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks to the White House to honor the team's 2009-10 championship season in a ceremony. The ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Following the ceremony, First Lady, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean will preside over a street hockey workout and clinic on a rink set up on the South Lawn of the White House. The clinic for local youngsters, which will be conducted by members of the Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, is part of a new collaboration between Mrs. Obama's Let's Move! initiative, the NHL and USA Hockey to encourage American children to lead active and healthy lives and continues the President's tradition of sports champions serving in the community as part of their visit. The First Lady's Let's Move! event on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: NY Times

Radio: VOA

EST

9:30AM Pool Call Time

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT holds a news conference about rising energy prices among other issues

South Court Auditorium

Open Press (Pre-set 10:00AM - Final Gather 10:45AM - Brady Press Briefing Room)

2:50PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY honor the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in a ceremony

South Lawn

Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 1:50PM - Final Gather 2:20PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

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