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Where is the Winter Classic in 2023? Location, city, stadium for the NHL’s outdoor game

Bundle up, Boston fans. The 2023 Winter Classic is today, as the Bruins host the Penguins in the NHL’s premier outdoor event of the season. 

The Bruins have been no stranger to the Winter Classic. This marks the fourth time the club has played in the New Year’s outdoor game, which is tied with the Blackhawks for the most appearances. Boston has enjoyed success at the event too, winning two out of their previous three games. 

The same can be said for Pittsburgh, who played in the first-ever Winter Classic back in 2008, where Sidney Crosby scored the infamous game-winning shootout goal in the Buffalo snow. The Penguins also competed in the 2011 Winter Classic, where they lost to the Capitals at Heinz Field. 

Not only is it the third time that the Winter Classic is being held in Boston, but it takes place at a very familiar and iconic venue. 

MORE: Watch the 2023 Winter Classic on Sling TV

Here is everything you need to know for the 2023 Winter Classic and its location. 

Where is the 2023 Winter Classic?

  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Location: Boston, Mass.

The 2023 Winter Classic will be played at Fenway Park, home of the MLB’s Boston Red Sox. 

It is the first time that the NHL is repeating a venue for the Winter Classic. Fenway Park was the home of the 2010 Winter Classic when the Bruins hosted the Flyers. 

Fenway has previously been the site for a number of different non-baseball events, including college football’s Fenway Bowl and various soccer friendlies. 

It is the third time that Boston is hosting the event. In addition to 2010, the Bruins faced the Canadiens in the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots. 

Previous Winter Classic locations

The Winter Classic has been around since 2008, with the exception of 2021 as the league did not have the event due to the delayed start of the season with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In total, 13 different stadiums have been used. Seven have been MLB fields, three have been NFL stadiums and three have been college football venues. 

This is the first time ever that the Winter Classic is repeating a previous venue. Fenway Park hosted the 2010 Winter Classic between the Bruins and the Flyers. 

Year Venue Location Matchup
2008 Ralph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park, N.Y. Penguins 2, Sabres 1 (SO)
2009 Wrigley Field Chicago, Ill. Red Wings 6, Blackhawks 4
2010 Fenway Park Boston, Mass. Bruins 2, Flyers 1 (OT)
2011 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pa. Capitals 3, Penguins 1
2012 Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, Pa. Rangers 3, Flyers 2
2014 Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Mich. Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (SO)
2015 Nationals Park Washington, D.C. Capitals 3, Blackhawks 2
2016 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass. Canadiens 5, Bruins 1
2017 Busch Stadium St. Louis, Mo. Blues 4, Blackhawks 1
2018 Citi Field Queens. N.Y. Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (OT)
2019 Notre Dame Stadium Notre Dame, Ind. Bruins 4, Blackhawks 2
2020 Cotton Bowl Dallas, Texas Stars 4, Predators 2
2022 Target Field Minneapolis, Minn. Blues 6, Wild 4

When is the 2023 Winter Classic?

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 2
  • Time: 2 p.m. ET

This season’s Winter Classic will not take place on New Year’s Day like in most previous years. With the holiday falling on a Sunday, the game instead will be played the next day, Monday, Jan. 2.

It is the third time the NHL has pushed the Winter Classic back one day when New Year’s Day is on a Sunday. 

How to watch the 2023 Winter Classic

  • TV Channel: TNT (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live Stream: Sling TV, fuboTV, DirecTV, SN NOW (Canada)

Fans can watch the game on TNT in the United States, while Canadians can watch on Sportsnet. 

Streaming options are available on Sling TV, fuboTV and DirecTV. In addition, those in Canada can stream the action on SN NOW. 

2023 Winter Classic jerseys

The jerseys are one of the best parts of the Winter Classic, as teams design specific sweaters for the event. 

The Bruins and Penguins revealed their 2023 Winter Classic jerseys in late November.

The Bruins and Penguins Winter Classic jerseys have arrived. Thoughts? 🐻🐧

(via @BR_OpenIce)

— BarDown (@BarDown) November 25, 2022

Boston is utilizing one of the team’s previous bear logos, commonly known as the “Meth Bear”, as its primary logo. The bear head was used as a shoulder patch for the team’s jerseys starting in the 1976-77 season and was a part of the uniform until 1995. 

Here is a look at the full uniform setup for the Bruins. 


— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 28, 2022

Pittsburgh is throwing it all the way back to the 1920s with its “P” logo. The crest was worn by Pittsburgh’s original hockey team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates played from 1925 to 1930, when the franchise’s ownership group changed and the team was forced out of the city.

Here is how the full uniform will look for the Penguins. 

Inspired by Pittsburgh’s original NHL franchise, the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates. Here’s a look at our full-body Winter Classic threads 💯

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 2, 2022

Winter Classic odds

Come back closer to the Winter Classic for betting odds, provided by Sports Interaction. 

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