Winter Classic forecast is mainly sunny

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The home of the New England Patriots is just about ready for outdoor hockey.

This morning, the NHL tweeted the above picture of Gillette Stadium, host venue for Friday’s Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens.

There are also games scheduled for Thursday at Gillette. At 2 p.m. ET, the first-ever Outdoor Women’s Classic will be played between the Boston Pride (NWHL) and Les Canadiennes (CWHL). That will be followed at 3:30 p.m. by the Winter Classic Alumni Game (on NBCSN).

While there have been reports that ice conditions may cause the NHL to cancel Thursday’s games, the ice was apparently hard enough for the Bruins to hold their family skate this morning.

As for the weather forecast, assuming the ice isn’t too soft, it looks like the only thing that could be an issue is the glare of the sun.

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