Hockey fans have blast at 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival

DETROIT (WXYZ) - There is plenty for little and big kids to do at the 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival  at Comerica Park.

"The Fanzone is sort of a celebration of hockey," said Tom Wilson, president of Olympia Entertainment.  "It's good for kids all ages - really."

Some families have already been skating on synthetic ice.

"We have two weeks off of school," said Traci Parson, a mother from Leonard.  "So we decide to come down here and have some fun outside and try to skate."

The event covers more than 100,000 square feet with all things hockey and all things fun. It will be held every day up until New Year's Eve in conjunction with the Winter Classic, taking place at the University of Michigan stadium.

Chris Lauwers brought his daughters down from Canada. One is rooting for the Maple Leaves and the other is rooting for the Red Wings.

"it's great, it's great. Especially being this close. We're like an hour away," said Lauwers.

In the Molson Tent, hockey fans can snap pictures and pretend they are a Red Wing. In the Hall of Fame Tent, Nick Lidstrom signed autographs Friday afternoon.

Dozens of hockey trophies are also on display.

Many people were excited to see another positive event in downtown Detroit.

"I think it's fun," said Lindsay Look from Flushing.  "It brings people down here.  it brings people out to have fun.  It just gets people out here."

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