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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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An Interview With James Ponsoldt, Director of ‘The End of the Tour’

“The End of the Tour” premiered Sundance Film Festival with a showing at Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah, on Friday night.

The film opened to excellent reviews.

Director James Ponsoldt discusses the film in a lengthy interview released by Kilburn Media and Strategy PR, including why "The End of the Tour" inspired him, preparation for the movie, on-screen relationships by the cast, the most difficult scene to shoot and more.

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Get Ready for This Weekend’s GRD Pond Hockey Classic with Video from Last Year

Last year's GRD Pond Hockey Classic was my first ever experience with Pond Hockey, since I come from Texas, and we don't exactly have enough cold weather to free over our bathtubs, let alone a whole pond!

I'm really excited for this year's Pond Hockey Classic, kicking off tonight at 5:45 at Richmond Hills Park. We have 4 rounds of hockey throughout the weekend, one tonight, two tomorrow, and the fourth on Sunday.

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Military Veteran Parks In Vets-Only Parking Spot; Greeted with Nasty Note [Video]

A Wilmington, N.C., woman who is a military veteran parked her car in a spot designated for veterans only at a local grocery store.

When Mary Claire Caine came out after her grocery shopping last week, she was greeted with a note plastered to her window that scorned her for parking in a spot clearly marked for veterans only, WECT-TV reported.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Reporter Proves Why you Should Always Carrie a Tissue in Freezing Weather [VIDEO]

It's cold as sh**.

While most of us choose to stay the heck inside, bundled in sweatpants and fuzzy socks, not everyone has that luxury. Some people have to work outside this garbage: police, firemen and of course on the scene reporters.

While I feel for the lady in this video, I also want to throw up on her.

Warning: grossness ahead.

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Richmond Park is Prepping Itself for Pond Hockey 2015

It's been frickin' freezing out for the past couple of days hasn't it? I stood outside for maybe about 10 minutes and my earlobes were on fire from being cold! While for everyday life it sucks, but for Pond Hockey 2015, we couldn't ask for better weather.

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Snowstorm’s Snowfall Piles Up Over a Foot in Parts of West Michigan [Infographic]

Welcome back to winter, with snowfall totals from the snowstorm plowing into greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan piling up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

Plus, more -- 2 to four inches is being forecast -- is coming along with wind chills below zero degrees, gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing and drifting snow making travel hazardous with a winter storm warning in effect until this afternoon.

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