The new year is here, and we all know what that means – it’s time for the annual Winter Classic.
The NHL Winter Classic is an event that happens yearly and takes place outdoors in the brisk, chilly weather. It serves as a regular season game and is usually on or around New Year’s Day. The game is typically played in either a football or baseball stadium in a location that houses a resident NHL team.
Let’s take a look at some minor details about this year’s Winter Classic, as well as the location of future host sites:
When is the 2023 NHL Winter Classic?
The 2023 NHL Winter Classic is slated for Monday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. ET.
Usually, the game takes place on New Year’s Day, however since Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday this year, the game will be pushed ahead one day.
Where is the 2023 NHL Winter Classic?
The 2023 NHL Winter Classic will take place in Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., home of the Boston Red Sox.
Who is playing in the 2023 NHL Winter Classic?
The Winter Classic will feature a battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins.
This is Boston’s third time hosting the Winter Classic and the fourth appearance for the Bruins. The Penguins played in the 2008 inaugural Winter Classic and this will be their third appearance.
Where is the host site of the 2024 NHL Winter Classic?
The 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic will be hosted by the Seattle Kraken on Jan. 1, 2024. The Kraken will face the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Wash.
Where is the host site of the 2025 NHL Winter Classic?
These are the stadiums currently being considered to host the 2025 event:
- Wrigley Field – Chicago, Ill. (Possible matchup: Blackhawks vs. Blues)
- Ohio Stadium – Columbus, Ohio (Possible matchup: Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings)
Possibly in the mix
- Angel Stadium – Anaheim, Calif. (Possible matchup: Ducks vs. Kings)
- Spartan Stadium – East Lansing, Mich. (Possible matchup: Red Wings vs. Rangers)
- Metlife Stadium – East Rutherford, N.J. (Possible matchup: Rangers vs. Bruins)
Unlikely but possible
- Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Mo. (Possible matchup: Blues vs. Stars)
- Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wisc. (Possible matchup: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings)
- Beaver Stadium – State College, Penn. (Possible matchup: Penguins vs. Flyers)