December 13, 2016

Cards, Blue team up for 'One Nation Classic' at Busch Stadium January 8

ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 12, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues are teaming up to host One Nation Classic, a closing ceremonies event to the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic to raise money for the clubs’ respective children’s One Nation Classiccharities, on Sunday, January 8 at Busch Stadium.
The event will kick-off at 11:30 a.m. with Blues players competing in a skills competition for locker room bragging rights.  Immediately following, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Blues Owner Tom Stillman and Cardinals Owner Bill DeWitt III will face off as team captains in St. Louis’ Greatest Pick-Up Hockey Game featuring teams made up of Blues & Cardinals alumni, as well as other local celebrities and team owners.  A complete list of celebrities will be announced on December 16.  A hockey game pitting local police officers against local fire fighters will follow at approximately 2:15 p.m.
“This is such a great way to cap off a signature event while raising money for kids in St. Louis,” said Tom Stillman, Blues Chairman and Governor.  “It also provides a wonderful opportunity for fans of both teams to salute our local police and fire personnel as well.”
“We are excited to be teaming up with the Blues to produce a family oriented event as we cap off an exciting week of hockey at Busch Stadium, said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III.  “The One Nation Classic promises to be a fun, affordable way for families to experience the excitement surrounding the Winter Classic while also helping children in our community.”
General admission tickets for the event are $10 each and can be purchased online beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. CT at will also be available for purchase at the Busch Stadium Box Office beginning January 3 through the day of the event.  All proceeds from One Nation Classic will benefit Blues for Kids youth hockey efforts and Cardinals Care.
Fans will also have the opportunity to skate on the ice during public skate sessions throughout the day.  A limited number of skate passes will be available for $50 each and must be purchased in advance.  A maximum of four passes can be purchased per person.  Skate passes include skate rentals, a commemorative One Nation Classic puck and a ticket to the closing ceremonies event.  Skate pass purchasers will also have the opportunity to purchase one additional field pass per person for family members and friends to access the field during assigned public skate sessions.  Field passes are $10 each and include access to the closing ceremonies event as well.
                One Nation Classic skate passes can be purchased at