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What if the Winter Classic weather is awful?

Winter Classic

In case you were wondering what’s going to happen if Monday’s weather or ice conditions don’t allow the Winter Classic to be played at its scheduled 1 p.m. ET start time – here’s the plan, according to the Canadian Press:

In the event of inclement weather or poor ice conditions, [NHL chief operating officer John] Collins says the contingency plan includes moving the start time back to late afternoon or evening on Jan. 2 or possibly pushing it back to Jan. 3 “if the day really is bad.”

Fortunately the forecast for Monday in Philadelphia remains promising, with just a 20-percent chance of precipitation. It might be windy, but that shouldn’t hold the game up.