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NHL announces free fan attractions at 2016 NHL Winter Classic spectator plaza

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

NEW YORK – Fans of all ages are invited to join the National Hockey League® (NHL®) and its corporate partners at the 2016 NHL Winter Classic® Spectator Plaza. The free, two-day festival is open on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 (11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET) and Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET) at Lot 22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. All attractions are free, but fans must pay for parking to enter the grounds.

·Fans can power through the cold as BRIDGESTONE introduces new, extreme experiences that will test performance: get between the pipes and make a game-winning save; or challenge friends in EA Sports NHL 16. Fans will also have a chance to win shop.NHL.com gift cards.

·Add your name to the COORS LIGHT & TEAM COALITION RESPONSIBILITY puck and join thousands of fans making the pledge to never drive drunk, and to always have a designated driver. Receive a photo and enter to win an NHL prize pack when you make the pledge.

·Take part in GEICO's NHL Trivia contest and have the opportunity to test your skills at the hockey simulator.

·Visit the HONDA tent to receive a signed autograph from NHL Alumni™ and see the new 2016 Honda Pilot. Fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the 2016 NHL Awards™ in Las Vegas.

·Fans can take their best shot at the METLIFE Sharp Shooter and have the opportunity to showcase their hockey skills on a regulation net, complete with a goalie cut-out.

·Visit the MOLSON CANADIAN Hockey House for interactive games, bubble hockey tournaments and ice-cold Molson Canadian, available for purchase to fans 21 years and older.

·Get a free photo at the iconic OSCAR MAYER Wienermobile, the 27-foot long hot dog on wheels.

·Test your shooting accuracy on the CCM Accu-Net shooting gallery and check out the REEBOK "Dress For Battle" display to take a photo and share with friends and family for a chance to win prizes.

·Shoot pucks into an old washing machine and dryer – just like the pros – at the TICKETMASTER Target Practice Challenge.

·Courtesy of UPPER DECK, fans can get a free, personal hockey trading card, play games, and check out the latest and greatest in hockey cards.

·Go inside YORK's giant snow globe and get a photo taken to share on social media platforms, or printed as a souvenir.

·Retail tents within Spectator Plaza will feature an extensive selection of officially-licensed 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic MERCHANDISE.

·NHL NETWORK and XFINITY are teaming up to give fans an opportunity to call all the action from the NHL Network set, get their photo taken, and receive a free foam puck.

·The ZOO, a popular cover band making their third NHL Winter Classic appearance, will perform energetic sets featuring songs from a wide variety of genres at Spectator Plaza on Dec. 31 at 12:30 p.m. ET; and Jan. 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

BAG POLICY

The bag policy for the NHL Winter Classic® Alumni Game and 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will be the same policy the National Football League uses for New England Patriots games at Gillette Stadium. Only clear bags measuring 12" x 12" x 6" or less, women's clutch bags not to exceed 7" x 4" x 2" (approximately the size of a hand), and clear plastic bags carrying only purchases made at the stadium ProShop are allowed in the stadium.

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