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Catch An Ice Hockey Game In Berlin!
The NHL might be in the midst of a lock-out but don't let that stop you from seeing an ice hockey game at Berlin's O2 World. Watch the Eisbären (Polar Bears) crush the opposition.

Eis Hockey
Despite being from the land of Hockey, I'd never been to a professional game (I know, I know, I did attend a few games in college though). And, while the NHL was locked-out back in the states, I figured I'd get a laugh out of my hockey-obsessed friends back home.

The Eisbaren Berlin (Berlin Polar Bears) squared off against the Hamburg team on a Sunday afternoon. The crowd trickled in at first, but the atmosphere soon electrified. The atmosphere in the venue reminded me of a good European football crowd with cheeky chanting (the away crowd put up a valiant effort) and flag waving.

The arena is located near public transportation and the eclectic Kreuzberg neighborhood. It's family friendly and ticket prices were fairly cheap (12 euro with a student discount).

Though the Eisbaren lost it was still a great experience. I've always felt that if you want to understand a foreign culture, sit next to them at a sporting event.

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