CT's 'Grandma Marge' attends Philadelphia Flyers' home opener to cheer grandson Cam Atkinson

Marge Robben made her in-person debut at the Philadelphia Flyers home game Friday in support of her grandson, NHL veteran and Greenwich native Cam Atkinson Friday.

The Philadelphia Flyers tweeted a picture of Grandma Marge -- as she's now known by fans too -- on a zamboni, ice resurfacer, wearing a jersey and waving to the crowd. 

“I will never go on it again though. I am an 87 year old woman and it was hard for me to get on the Zamboni and off but it was very exciting,” said Robben, who lives in Stamford. “I just won’t do it again.”

Grandma Marge became social media famous after tweeting a selfie with her in Atkinson's Philidelphia Flyers jersey. Atkinson did what any proud grandson would do and shared it with his more than 55,000 Twitter followers.

During a post-game interview, Atkinson said his grandmother has been a big supporter for a long time and she was looking forward to this day. “It was good to see the smile on her face.”

Robben said there were around 50 family members at Friday’s game. Some came by car, train, or plane. “It was wonderful seeing Cam and him to see all of us supporting him on his big day.”

This comes after Atkinson was traded to the Flyers this summer after 10 years with the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio. 

Robben resides at the Edgehill retirement community in Stamford and will be watching the games from her television.

“I bought the NHL package so I wouldn’t miss a game. At my age, it is difficult to travel and getting on the train so I'll be watching him from home but will go when I can,” Robben said.