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Date of Release: Dec 29, 2008 
Type of Release: Corporate Comm. 
Category: General 

NHL Winter Classic Spectator Plaza Offers Hockey Fans Of All Ages Free Attractions, Entertainment And Chance To Win Tickets TO Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        DECEMBER 29, 2008
 
NHL WINTER CLASSIC SPECTATOR PLAZA OFFERS HOCKEY
FANS OF ALL AGES FREE ATTRACTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT AND CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC
 
WHAT:                         NHL Winter Classic Spectator Plaza is a free outdoor hockey and entertainment fan festival, in celebration of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic New Year’s Day outdoor game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings.
 
Weather permitting, fans of all ages can enjoy two fun-filled days of free entertainment - including a live musical performance, interactive hockey-themed attractions, an ice sculpting display, roving entertainment, chances to win tickets to the NHL Winter Classic game and the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal and more.
 
WHEN:                         Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
·         NHL Network’s exclusive live broadcast of the Blackhawks on a 14’ x 18’ LED video screen
·         WGN Radio 720 AM roundtable discussion with Blackhawks legends Stan Mikita and Denis Savard, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
·         Verizon Wireless’ NHL Winter Classic goalie challenge, where fans can test  their hockey skills against a projected greenscreen version of the NHL Winter Classic goalie of their choice, Detroit’s Chris Osgood or Chicago’s Cristobal Huet for the chance to win a trip for two to attend the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal
·         Air hockey in the food and beverage tent sponsored by Bud Light
·         Officially Licensed NHL Winter Classic 2009 merchandise available for purchase in the NHL retail area
·         2009 Honda Ridgeline and its 2009 Honda Pilot exhibits
 
Thursday, Jan. 1, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
·         Live performance from local cover band, Maggie Speaks, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
·         Roving entertainment featuring professional face painters, jugglers and stilt walkers from Chicago-based Productions USA, Inc.
·         Verizon Wireless’ NHL Winter Classic goalie challenge, where fans can test their hockey skills against a projected greenscreen version of the NHL Winter Classic goalie of their choice, Detroit’s Chris Osgood or Chicago’s Cristobal Huet for the chance to win a trip for two to attend the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal
 
WHERE:                       Wrigley Field parking lot on the corner of West Waveland Street and North Clark Street
 
PRESS CONTACTS:     Nirva Milord                                           Clare Mac Clellan
                                    Mobile: 347-853-4637                             Mobile: 646-753-1082                
            nmilord@nhl.com                                   cmacclellan@nhl.com

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