Attend a Philadelphia Flyers game at the Wells Fargo Center and there’s a good chance you’ll see Kristen Mee during stoppages of play, helping to clean the ice and interacting with fans along the way. Entering her third year as a Flyers Ice Girl, Mee joins over a dozen other women who help promote the Flyers initiatives on and off the ice.
A Philadelphia native, Mee graduated from Holy Family University in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. Growing up a Philly sports fan, Mee, who has been ice skating since she was in elementary school, auditioned for, and made the Ice Girls team in 2015. As a member of the Ice Girls, she is responsible for dry-cutting the ice during media timeouts, appearing at community events, and assisting various departments within the Flyers organization. She also performs dance routines for the fans, visits season ticket holders, and participates in on-camera promotions during the game.
“I am a Philly sports fan, born and raised,” Mee said. “It may sound funny, but my favorite moment as an Ice Girl was the moment this chapter in my life began. When I heard my number called, meaning I was on the team, I was so overjoyed I called and texted everyone I knew.”
Mee spends her weeks in and out of the Wells Fargo Center, as the Ice Girls can find themselves in pretty much any situations—from a promotional event, birthday party, community outing, and everything in between.
“My favorite charity event as an Ice Girl is the Flyers Wives Carnival,” Mee said. “The carnival supports a multitude of non-profit organizations that provide educational and recreational resources to underserved youth, engage in important medical and healthcare research, and countless community development initiatives throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Any kind of organization with that level of generosity, I want to be a part of.”
Mee admits that she has changed since becoming a member of the Ice Girls, breaking out of her shell and transforming from a shy and timid individual into an outgoing and social person. Having accomplished one of her goals in life, Mee, who was turned away from the team in previous years, encourages anyone who might be facing obstacles in their lives to work to overcome them.
“Never give up on your goals,” Mee said. “I was sad when I was turned away from the team the first time, but I never gave up and here I am today—a veteran of the team for three years. If you believe in yourself and never stop trying, you will achieve your goals, it just may take time.”