This year’s NHL Winter Classic will be like none other before. The standard rink entrance is being taken to a whole new level by the Washington Capitals.
In the past, the teams would generally have skate guards place on their blades and walk out from the locker room to the rink. It wasn’t a short walk by any means and anyone that has walked on skates knows that after a while it isn’t pleasant.
The Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks will walk out of the constructed version of the Capital building and skate down the “reflection pool” into the rink that sits in the infield at Nationals Park. This is pretty awesome compared to a normal entrance and gives a nice Washington D.C. theme to the whole event. Check out the pictures of the NHL setting up this year’s rink.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) December 29, 2014
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