Winter Hockey Classic Travel Packages Available Through Roadtrips

September 14, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
The NHL's New Years Day tradition continues in Pittsburgh this winter and Roadtrips - sports travel specialists from Winnipeg, Canada - are giving fans a chance to see this version of the Winter Classic through a choice of travel packages. For the 2011 Winter Classic, Heinz Field will be packed with thousands of die-hard hockey fans, braving the season's elements to witness the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals in the NHL's fourth consecutive Winter Classic.

On New Year's Day 2008, the Buffalo Sabres hosted the first ever Winter Classic at Ralph Stadium against the Penguins, which saw the two teams battle outdoors in a close game, ending in an intense shootout. Due to its popularity, the NHL has continued the tradition, with games in Chicago and Boston continuing the tradition on each of the past two New Year's Days.

"Over the past few Winter Classics we've handled several hundred guests," says Dave Guenther, President of Roadtrips. "For many hockey fans, it is a must-see event. Being in Pittsburgh this New Year's Day means being a part of hockey history, and we believe this is going to be a unique and amazing experience to be a part of."

Roadtrips' travel packages to the 2011 Winter Classic include a choice of downtown accommodations at the Omni William Penn Hotel, the Hilton Pittsburgh and the Doubletree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center.

Packages start at $765 per person based on double occupancy. Options for extra nights, airport transfers, event limousines and extra games in the Eastern US can be added. For more information call 1-800-465-1765 or visit

For over 17 years, Roadtrips has been specializing in providing amazing travel experiences to the most exciting sporting events all over the world. From events like the Super Bowl, Heritage Classic and 2012 Summer Games in London, to the Champions League Final in 2011, Roadtrips takes pride in delivering amazing travel experiences for thousands of guests every year.