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Teams and fans from around the globe are heading to Michigan for the 2017 Women's World Hockey Championships March 31-April 7 at Plymouth's USA Hockey Arena. Thinking of heading to town for the games? Here's what will make it worth your while.

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The Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans will once again face off for the "Iron D" trophy at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Considering viewing this year's competition in person? Here are four reasons why you should sport your favorite team's sweatshirt and attend Duel in The D this year:

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When cold weather blankets the city, Detroiters have two options: They can stay inside and hibernate, or they can make the most of it. We recommend the latter.

If you’ve got what it takes to bundle up and head out in a Michigan winter, ice skating is the perfect afternoon with kids or the romantic activity you’re looking for. A few trips around the rink are bound to keep your blood pumping — a steaming cup of hot cocoa will do the rest.

And don’t worry, we’ve even got a few indoor rinks to choose from if you’re not up for winter weather.

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Detroit will live up to its Hockeytown moniker next month as the host of the SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™, an outdoor hockey extravaganza. The infield of the open-air Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team and the site of this historic soiree, will be transformed into a hockey rink that will showcase all levels of play. The festival precedes the highly anticipated Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® matchup between Original Six rivals the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

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The 97.1 The Ticket SportsFest is Detroit’s biggest fan appreciation event and your best opportunity to meet some of your favorite Detroit sports stars. Current and former athletes from the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons, Tigers and Lions will be at SportsFest to sign autographs and meet fans Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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