Wrapping up a weekend of home games in the back half of the AHL season generally leads to a lot of multi-tasking. So far my time spent with the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club (AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning) there have been several ticket promotions and theme nights, consistent fulfillments in sponsor contracts, players traded or called up that are flying into their new city and need assistance, and those are just a few examples of regular functions on game day.


It’s hard to know going into the night, especially as an intern, just exactly what to expect. So dressing for the unexpected can be difficult. Typically, I utilize a spot up in one of our press areas during the actual game and I am responsible for tracking when ribbon light and score board advertisements/commercials run for our sponsors. I also photograph these advertisements on occasion as well. I make visits to our sponsors who are tabling and couponing to check in on them and to photograph their set-ups and have assisted with some of our in-game sponsor activations. So looking business professional, even as an intern, is necessary.


For this specific game night on 02.07.15 vs. the Springfield Falcons, I was going to be doing a lot of walking around the arena visiting with sponsors and performing the aforementioned tasks, therefore I chose to wear a pair of flat boots. I paired a simple fitted black knit skirt from J.Jill, with a crème and black patterned swing shirt from Anthropologie. We are right in the heart of Winter here in Central New York, therefore legwear is necessary. I decided to wear a pair of opaque crème colored tights with my tall black leather Cole Haan boots. For jewelry, a gold Nixon watch, a simple vintage gold bangle, a crème and gold bangle from Coach, and double layer pearl stud earrings from a local jeweler. I finished this look with two accessories that are handmade and sold on Anthropologie Angie’s shop on Etsy. Those accessories are a red and black flannel infinity scarf and a black felt clutch purse with red felt flowers.


Kristen is currently an Account Executive with the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club (AHL). She just completed her M.S. in the "Sport Venue and Event Management" program at Syracuse University. Previous to this venture, Kristen completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of Oswego in Public Relations, with a brief stint in Broadcasting, both with a sports emphasis. Another passion that Kristen has is fashion. She spent several years working in the retail management industry, most recently with Anthropologie.


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