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Ice truck to arrive at Nationals Park on Monday

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The 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Ice Plant Presented by York will arrive at Nationals Park on Monday to begin the ice-making process for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

The 53-foot trailer, the world's largest mobile refrigeration unit, houses the state-of-the-art ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment used to create the sheet of ice which will be used by the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA). It will arrive at the home of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals at 9:30 a.m. ET.

The truck departed Toronto on Dec. 10 to make the 480-mile journey to Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, the pre-Winter Classic timeline will continue when the new EPIX series 'Road To The NHL Winter Classic' premieres at 10 p.m. ET. The all-access, behind-the-scenes series will follow the Capitals and Blackhawks and explore various storylines as each team prepares for the New Year's Day game. Fans can view the series online at Epix.com/nhl and NHL.com, via the EPIX and NHL Facebook pages, the official app of the NHL available on Android and iOS and the official EPIX App on Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Roku, Chromecast and Windows 8.

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