Chicagoans love their sports, which means there’s plenty of games, matches, events and more to keep you cheering all winter long.

Chicago sporting events this winter

The Rugby Weekend: Ireland vs. Italy

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Soldier Field

All Blacks vs Ireland 2017

The Rugby Weekend returns to Chicago with a much-anticipated tripleheader. The marquee match will feature rivals Ireland and Italy. Then the reigning women’s World Champion New Zealand Black Ferns will face the USA Women’s Rugby Eagles, with the New Zealand Maori All Blacks and USA Rugby Eagles finishing the day.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Friday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
Allstate Arena

The Allstate Arena will be invaded by Monster Jam trucks, ATVs and Speedsters for the Chicago installment of the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series.

CBS Sports Classic

Saturday, Dec., 22, 2018
United Center

The CBS Sports Classic will feature four of the most elite college basketball teams in the NCAA. The back-to-back matchups include UCLA vs. Ohio State and UNC vs. Kentucky.

WWE Live Holiday Tour

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018
Allstate Arena

Wrestling superstars will spar at this live event at Allstate Arena. The six man tag team match will feature AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Becky Lynch and more.

Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic: Blackhawks vs. Bruins

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
Notre Dame Stadium

Two of the most historic NHL teams will face off outdoors for the first time at the NHL Winter Classic. The game takes place in nearby South Bend, Indiana, but there’s plenty of transportation and party buses to bring fans from Chicago to the picturesque Notre Dame campus.

Professional Bull Riders: Unleash The Beast

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
Allstate Arena

The top 35 professional bull riders in the world will compete against fierce, bucking bulls at this edge-of-your-seat event. The two-hour show will include pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames to really keep your heart pounding.

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, March 13 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
United Center

Chicago Bulls at United Center

Chicago will host this high-stakes tournament for the 10th time this year. The event kicks off March Madness and pits 14 college basketball teams against each other as they battle for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Chicago Sports Museum

Want to stay indoors? Head to the Chicago Sports Museum for a mind-boggling display of local athletic memorabilia. Experience virtual reality simulations, relive famous (and infamous) local sporting moments, and admire an impressive array of Cubs World Series relics.

Chicago sports teams to watch in the winter

A dip in the temperature is no match for our fans’ spirits. Join us in rooting on our hometown teams all winter long.

Chicago Bears

Regular season Sept. 9 – Dec. 30, 2018
Soldier Field


Catch the city’s NFL team make their playoff push at historic Soldier Field. Don’t miss tailgating in the surrounding lots before the game — and make sure to bundle up.

Chicago Bulls

Regular season Oct. 18, 2018 – April 10, 2019
United Center

The world-famous Chicago Bulls play a packed winter schedule at the United Center. Keep an eye out for fun theme nights and giveaways throughout the season.

Chicago Blackhawks

Regular season Oct. 4, 2018 – April 6, 2019
United Center

With three Stanley Cup wins in the past eight years, the Blackhawks have built a hockey dynasty in Chicago. Get ready to cheer loud and sing along to “Chelsea Dagger”, the team’s goal song.

Chicago Wolves

Regular season Oct. 20, 2018 – April 14, 2019
Allstate Arena

This professional ice hockey team offer fun and affordable entertainment at the Allstate Arena. It’s a great spot to bring the whole family and watch future NHL players in action.