My "Journey" to the 2012 Winter Classic, Journal One; Ready, Set, Go!

Since I am the only Rat Trick member attending the 2012 Winter Classic game this year, my boss requested that over the next 4 days, I keep a journal of my “journey” to Philadelphia. I will be updating you with pictures, videos, and my entire experience before, during, and after the game. Keep checking in everyday for the inside scoop!

Journal Entry One

11:05 p.m.


As the “Old Year” comes to a close, a new and exciting year for all of us nutty hockey fans is about to begin. And what a better way to start the New Year than with the much anticipated 2012 Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames game Winter Classic game just 2 days away. As most of you SHOULD already know from HBO’s 24/7, this years Winter Classic game will be hosted by the Flyers Broad Street Bullies at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, against their division foe’s, the New York Rangers. The Flyers and Rangers have such uniqueness and individuality amongst their two teams. Both have drama, stellar talent, terrifying coaches, and most importantly, hatred for each other. Some may call this game an absolute blood bath, but I’d just like call it a great rivalry.

Best Christmas Gift, ever.

Christmas Morning was just like any other morning at the Lewis’ household. We ate breakfast, complained about how badly the weather sucks in Florida, and then sat down next to the Christmas Tree with my mother, my boyfriend Dixon, brother, and sister-in-law to open our pile of presents. I thought I was done opening all of my gifts, until I noticed a small box shoved all the way under our Christmas Tree that read “To Paige, Love Dixon”. As I vigorously opened the box as I did with every other gift, I noticed that the box was too small to be anything that I actually asked for…And what to my wondering eyes should appear….TWO WINTER CLASSIC TICKETS! Talk about the best Christmas ever.

The day before my “journey” begins

So here we are, six days later and I am packing for my 6:55 a.m. flight tomorrow to Philadelphia while my boyfriend and his friends are upstairs ringing in the New Year. As you can see in the picture that I posted above, I will be wearing my Rangers jacket to the Winter Classic game, and probably all throughout the city. Well this may seem a bit confusing to some of you who know me as a “die-hard” Florida Panthers and Pittsburgh Penguin fan. But, I still have ties with the New York Rangers ever since I moved to New York City over the summer for a PR internship. Well that, and I completely despise the Flyers whole-heartedly.

Well, It’s time for me to finish packing and get up to the party. Keep checking back in on the for any updates of my trip to the 2012 Winter Classic, or you can follow me on twitter @PeejLewiz as I will be posting links throughout my days there.


Happy New Years Everyone!!! Be Safe!

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