Sports - Spectator

One Nation Classic Closing Ceremonies

When: Sun., Jan. 8, 1 p.m. 2017

The NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic closes with one final day full of hockey and surprises. At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, January 8, at Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar Street; www.stlcardinals.com) the Blues players will engage in a skills competition. St. Louis' Greatest Pick-Up Hockey Game takes place at 1 p.m., with Blues owner Tom Stillman and Cardinals big bird Bill DeWitt III captaining a game between Blues and Cardinals alumni; it should be interesting to see who on the Cards' team can skate, let alone skate backwards. Those captaincies are not just ceremonial. Both DeWitt and Stillman partake in a weekly skating session, so don't be surprised if they end up on the scoreboard. Immediately after the Blues-Cards game, a team of police officers and a team of firemen take the ice for a game. Admission is only $10, and proceeds benefit Blues for Kids youth hockey programs and Cardinals Care.

Paul Friswold

Price: $10

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