I spent New Year's in South Bend home of Jerome Bettis and Bill Lambier... Notre Dame.
It was the Winter Classic and there were Bruins and Blackhawks abound. It was one of the coldest days in awhile. It was the 1st day of the year.
The seats above eventually got filled by 76,000+ the 2nd largest attended hockey game.
I took my dad. It was great! He is not the most die hard of puck heads, but he does appreciate how you can fight. He believes all sports should be that way. "Let them settle their differences on the ice"