CBP Ready for Winter Classic

Despite sun and warmer temps the ice was ready Friday for the Winter Classic at the home of the Phillies.

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The rink at Citizens Bank Park is ready for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Let's take a look at the transformed ballpark.
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Besides the rink running from about first base to third base in the infield and into parts of the outfield, a set of seats were installed in front of the center field bullpens.
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The stadium was also draped in Holliday season signs.
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It is still a bit strange to see hockey at a ballpark.
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A hockey stick in the dugout?
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Warm weather made keeping the ice cold difficult but it should be ready for game time.
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The final preps were being completed Friday ahead of Saturday's Alumni Game.
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In case you were wondering this tool kit is used to keep the ice in tip-top shape.
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The scoreboard was being tested for hockey.
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Besides the field, Ashburn Alley was also transformed.
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And so was the gear for sale at CBP.
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One of the more unique Winter Calssic items up for sale is this snow globe.
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And alumni jerseys
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All sorts of Flyers gear...
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...and even some Rangers gear.
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And for good measure we had to get in this great photo of our own Justin Pizzi getting a hand skating on the ice. See more of Justin's journey on the ice.
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