Posted 09/10/09

Angela Ruggiero: Boston, Massachusetts

Angela Ruggiero: Boston, Massachusetts
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Angela Ruggiero, a four-time Ice Hockey Olympic medalist (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), graduated cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ruggiero’s career as an ice hockey defenseman has had many unprecedented firsts. Foremost, she was a NCAA First Team Academic All-American, USA's Women's Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004, as well as first woman non-goalie to play professional men's hockey in North America. In addition to her stellar career on the ice, Angela appeared on season six of NBC's hit show, “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Like a true champion, "Angela impressed Donald Trump, and although she did not become the official "Apprentice," he did offer her a job." Angela, however, decided to decline Mr. Trump’s generous offer, setting set her sights on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

Follow Angela Ruggiero’s Olympic journey at her Official Website or at US Hockey. Also, check out Angela’s autobiography, “Breaking the Ice: My Journey to Olympic Hockey, the Ivy League and Beyond.”

The Concierge Questionnaire: Angela Ruggiero,  Olympic Ice Hockey Player

What is your favorite word to describe Boston? Vibrant.

What word best reflects the people of Boston? Opinionated.

What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Boston? Walden Pond.

In his book “Walden”, Henry David Thoreau “is credited with helping to inspire awareness and respect for the natural environment.” Please visit Walden Pond State Reservation for detailed directions and much more!

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Boston? Running by the Charles River.

The Charles River is approximately eighty miles long and travels through twenty towns before reaching Boston.

What is your favorite indoor activity in Boston? Hockey at the Bright Hockey Center at Harvard.

The Alexander C. Bright Hockey Center is home to the Harvard University Crimson men's and women's ice hockey teams. Please visit Go Crimson for the current Harvard ice hockey teams’ schedules.

What is your favorite sound or noise in Boston? The sound of people in the middle of Boston Commons.

Boston Commons: Bound by Tremont, Beacon, Charles, Park and Boylston Streets
Hours: All day, Everyday

What is your favorite smell or taste in Boston? Smell of the Charles River on a summer day.

What drink best reflects Boston? Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.

"In 1950, Bill Rosenberg opened the first Dunkin' Donuts shop in Quincy, Massachusetts. At the end of 2008, there were 8,835 Dunkin' Donuts stores worldwide." Please visit Dunkin' Donuts for store locations and even online shopping!

What song or type of music best reflects Boston? Any kind of street performance.

If Heaven were Boston, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Watch out for aggressive drivers, try a cup of Dunkin's, challenge your mind at the Universities, and enjoy the truly amazing people.

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