When is the 2025 Winter Classic? Location, venue, how to watch, everything you need to know

Exciting news broke on February 7th that the St. Louis Blues will travel to Chicago and face the Blackhawks for the 2025 Winter Classic.
St Louis Blues v Seattle Kraken
St Louis Blues v Seattle Kraken / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

It didn’t take long for the NHL to reveal who will play in the 2025 Winter Classic, and the St. Louis Blues will be part of it. They will face a familiar opponent in the Chicago Blackhawks, so this intra-divisional matchup will bring plenty of excitement regardless of where the two teams sit when January 2025 rolls around. 

This also won’t be the first time the Blues have played in the big game against the Blackhawks, as the two teams previously met in 2017 at Busch Stadium. That matchup resulted in a 4-1 win for the Blues, but it didn’t stop Chicago’s momentum, as the Blackhawks went on to win the Central Division that season. 

Which city will host the 2025 Winter Classic?

In 2025, it will be the Blackhawks turn to host the game, so the Blues will travel to Chicago, Illinois. The Windy City has seen its fair share of outdoor NHL games, having played host to the 2009 Winter Classic and the 2014 Stadium Series. 

Which venue will host the 2025 Winter Classic?

The historical Wrigley Field will host the 2025 Winter Classic for the second time since 2009. The first time the venue held the event saw the Blackhawks lose to the Detroit Red Wings, so the Blues will hope to drop Chicago’s record to 0-2 at the longtime home of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs. 

How you can watch the 2025 Winter Classic

If you live in the U.S. and you have cable, TNT will be the go-to. If you’re located in Canada, you can see the game on Sportsnet or TVA Sports. Streaming the game on FuboTV is also an option if you don’t have access to cable or prefer a live stream.

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How have the Blues fared in previous Winter Classics?

As mentioned, the Blues faced and defeated the Blackhawks in the 2017 event, but they also played in the big game during the 2021-22 season at Target Field against the Minnesota Wild. The Blues also won that event, this time by a score of 6-4.

This will mark the third time the Blues will play in the Winter Classic, and as you can see, they have a stellar track record so far since they first appeared in the 2017 event.