On ice since 1926, the Chicago Blackhawks are one of the original six National Hockey League teams and boast one of the most storied histories in professional hockey.
Accordingly, they also have a lot of records and legends to their name, like the Presidents' Trophy for finishing a season with the most points, frequent playoff appearances – including five consecutive showings – and five Stanley Cup victories, including in 2010 and 2013.
Their impressive list of Hall of Famers throughout includes players like center Stan Mikita (1958-1980), left wing Bobby Hull (1957-72) and goaltender Ed Belfour (1988-1997).
SEASON SCHEDULE & TICKETS
The current schedule and regular season game tickets are available at the official Chicago Blackhawks website chicagoblackhawks.com and Ticketmaster, as well as from the United Center box office or by calling 1-800-745-30001-800-745-3000 FREE.
GAME DAY ENTERTAINMENT
Watch star players collide on the ice and historic rivalries battle it out at a game at United Center, where the Blackhawks have played home games since 1995. The massive stadium, built near the site of the original Chicago Stadium of lore, is located on the city's Near West Side and is also home to Chicago Bulls NBA basketball.
Attending a Hawks game is one of the most unique experiences any sports fan can enjoy. Before the game even begins, the crowd is at a fever pitch. Classically-trained opera singer Jim Cornelison, now known around the country for his roaring rendition of the National Anthem, is joined by organist Frank Pelico and a few veterans on a legendary red carpet on the ice to kick off the game.
Blackhawks fans carry on one of the more controversial traditions in professional sports fandom: Fans cheer loudly during the National Anthem, a tradition that started in 1985 when the crowd couldn't contain its excitement before a playoff game against the Edmonton Oilers.
And this unabashed excitement extends throughout the entire stadium. Around the United Center, there are a number of great locations to enjoy the game other than the seats. A standing-room-only ticket will give you access to watch from one of four bars carved into the corners of the 300 level concourse. Large-screen televisions show not only the Blackhawks game, but also any other Chicago sporting events that might be taking place at the same time. But make sure to get there early!
During every home game, a former Blackhawks player is available to sign free autographs on the 100 level. There are also stations where kids can make a poster to encourage their favorite player. And the Blackhawks mascot, Tommy Hawk, is always wandering the arena and willing to take photographs with fans.
Browse for home games on the Events Calendar to see if the Blackhawks are in town during your visit, and get the inside scoop from our Chicago Like a Local sports blog.