Mike Craig, senior manager of facilities operations/hockey operations for the NHL, and his crew have yet again built an ice rink outdoors for the Winter Classic on Jan. 1.
That moment when hallowed football gridiron becomes hockey heaven.— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) December 28, 2018
Watch as the rink for the 2019 Winter Classic gets built at historic Notre Dame Stadium! pic.twitter.com/RJ8k1aNEG5
The Blackhawks and Bruins are each scheduled to practice at the stadium on Dec. 31.
Chicago has yet to a Winter Classic in three tries, with losses in 2009 at Wrigley Field to Detroit, in 2015 at Nationals Park to Washington and in 2017 at Busch Stadium to St. Louis. It’ll be the first time the Bruins will be the road team in the Winter Classic. They’re 2-0 in the outdoor showcase, with wins over Philadelphia in 2010 at Fenway Park and Montreal in 2016 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.