Warm and wet weather conditions may change the plans for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Blues outdoors at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, scheduled to hold on Monday.
The bad unseasonably warm temperatures and forecasted rain may just lead to unplayable conditions on the outdoor rink for the game that was scheduled to begin at 1pm EST.
Temperatures are estimated to climb into the 50s Fahrenheit (12C), according to AccuWeather, making it difficult to keep the ice properly frozen, “well that’s us”.
The abnormal high temperature for January. 2 is 40 (4 C).
If this finally delays the 2017 NHL Winter Classic game, then, it could be played on Monday night or even rescheduled for Tuesday night.
In the past the National Hockey League has experienced bad weather conditions for the Winter Classic before.
In 2011, the game between the Washington Capitals and Penguins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh was moved from the afternoon to 8 p.m. due to rain and warm conditions.