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The 2014 Winter Classic between the Maple leafs and Red Wings took place in front of 105,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
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NHL Winter Classic: 2025 schedule, history, locations, TV and more

Since its debut in 2008, the NHL Winter Classic has been an exciting event as hockey returns to its roots - the outdoors.

The teams that play in the game, hosted each year on New Year's Day, will typically wear unique alternate jerseys, as well as coaches and players wearing unique outfits that show off their personality. The event host will also typically design the stadium in a fun way that exemplifies the culture of the host city. 

All in all, the NHL Winter Classic is always a fun and different way to watch hockey.

Read more: Best NHL outdoor games of all time

Who is playing in the 2025 Winter Classic?

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues at Wrigley Field in the 2025 NHL Winter Classic.

2025 Winter Classic date

The 2025 NHL Winter Classic will be held on Wednesday, January 1, 2025.

2025 Winter Classic time

The 2025 NHL Winter Classic puck drop time is to be determined. 

2025 NHL Winter Classic location

The 2025 NHL Winter Classic location will be at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, the home of the Chicago Cubs.

Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts is the only stadium to host more than one Winter Classic, having done so in 2010 and 2023.

How to watch the NHL Winter Classic

The 2024 NHL Winter Classic was broadcast on TNT and streaming service MAX in the United States. In Canada, the game was broadcast on Sportsnet (English) and TVA Sports (French). The 2025 edition of the game will likely the same.

Who won the 2024 NHL Winter Classic?

The Seattle Kraken defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2024 Winter Classic, 3-0. the game took place at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington. 

Past NHL Winter Classic games

Established in 2008, the Winter Classic played its 15th edition in 2024. Games are typically played in baseball or football stadiums, and they are often a major event for the host city.

See below for a full list of NHL Winter Classic games, locations, and winners.

YearLocationWinnerLoserScore
2008Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NYPittsburgh PenguinsBuffalo Sabres2-1 (SO)
2009Wrigley Field, Chicago, ILDetroit Red WingsChicago Blackhawks6-4
2010Fenway Park, Boston, MABoston BruinsPhiladelphia Flyers2-1 (OT)
2011Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PAWashington CapitalsPittsburgh Penguins3-1
2012Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PANew York RangersPhiladelphia Flyers3-2
2014Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MIToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings3-2 (SO)
2015Nationals Park, Washington, DCWashington CapitalsChicago Blackhawks3-2
2016Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MAMontreal CanadiensBoston Bruins5-2
2017Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MOSt. Louis BluesChicago Blackhawks4-2
2018Citi Field, New York, NYNew York RangersBuffalo Sabres3-2 (OT)
2019Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, INBoston BruinsChicago Blackhawks4-2
2020Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TXDallas StarsNashville Predators4-2
2022Target Field, Minneapolis, MNSt. Louis BluesMinnesota Wild6-4
2023Fenway Park, Boston, MABoston BruinsPittsburgh Penguins2-1
2024T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WASeattle KrakenVegas Golden Knights3-0

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