Your Ultimate Guide to Sports in Chicago this Winter

Sure, you can lounge on your sofa like a couch potato watching the season’s favorite sports games. But the entire experience would be so much more exciting (not to mention fun!) if you attended a real live game with your friends.

If you’re unsure of what your favorite team’s upcoming schedule looks like or you don’t know how to get there, we’ve got the answer!

Here, we present some of Chicago’s most iconic sports teams and when and where you can watch them live for a full-on experience of a lifetime! Let’s take a closer look at sports events and games his winter.

Your favorite Chicago sports teams & their upcoming schedule

And without further ado, we jump straight into your favorite teams. From basketball and football to ice hockey, baseball, and soccer – we’ve got you covered all the way!


Chicago Bulls

If you’re a basketball fan, you’re in luck because the Chicago Bulls season runs from October to April each year. The team keeps the tradition of great basketball alive at the United Center in West Loop.

The world renown United Center is the place to be for all fans and is a hive of excitement before and after the game. The United Center replaced the old Chicago stadium, thanks to the legendary star Michael Jordan and the Bulls, a dynasty that won six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats!   So, what can you expect to see until April? Here’s a brief breakdown.

The first home game of the new year for the team takes place on January 4, 2023. This is where the Bulls will battle against the Nets starting at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets now and enjoy an exciting game at one of the most high energy stadiums around!

Ice hockey

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks season runs from October through April. This ice hockey team has been a “local sports institution” since 1926. As one of the “Original Six” NHL teams, they won their sixth Stanley Cup championship in 2015.

The team also plays at the United Center, one of the most exciting and loudest stadiums in the world, where the stadium floor converts from a basketball court to an ice hockey rink.  Feel the excitement of a Blackhawks game, where the building shakes from the loud cheering of these loyal fans.

With a whopping eight home games during January alone, starting at 6:00 or 17:30 pm, you’re really in for a treat this winter!  Come and feel the excitement of a game with the mighty Blackhawks!

Here’s a breakdown of their schedule for the next two months:


  • January 4: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay
  • January 7: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona
  • January 9: Chicago Blackhawks vs.Calgary
  • January 13: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado
  • January 15: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Seattle
  • January 18: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Buffalo
  • January 20: Chicago Blackhawks @ Philadelphia
  • January 22: Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis
  • January 23: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles
  • January 25: Chicago Blackhawks @ Vancouver
  • January 27: Chicago Blackhawks @ Calgary
  • January 29: Chicago Blackhawks @ Edmonton


  • February 8: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim
  • February 11: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona
  • February 12: Chicago Blackhawks @ Winnipeg
  • February 15: Chicago Blackhawks @ Montreal
  • Februrary 16: Chicago Blackhawks @ Toronto
  • February 18: Chicago Blackhawks @ Ottawa
  • February 20: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Toronto
  • February 22: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas
  • February 23: Chicago Blackhawks @ Dallas
  • February 26: Chicago Blackhawks @ San Jose
  • February 28: Chicago Blackhawks @ Anaheim

Chicago Wolves

A relatively young team, the Chicago Wolves took to the ice in 1994 and as they approach their quarter-century mark as a franchise, they’ve earned over 1,000 regular-season wins.

The Wolves season runs from October through to April and among their wins include the 2002 and 2008 Calder Cup. Watching them play is a real adrenalin rush, so don’t miss out on some of their hottest matches! Still basking in their success having won the 2022 Calder Cup Championship, a Wolves game is an exciting and fun place to bring the whole family and enjoy the great giveaways, promotional events, and  popular theme nights.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of their upcoming home games in January and February, taking place at the Allstate Arena:


  • January 3, 19:00: Chicago Wolves vs Iowa WildIowa Wild
  • January 6, 19:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • January 7, 19:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • January 28, 19:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Rockford Ice Hogs
  • January 29, 15:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Grand Rapids Griffins


  • February 10, 19:00: Chicago Wolves vs Iowa WildIowa Wild
  • February 15, 11:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals
  • February 18, 19:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • February 19, 15:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • February 25, 19:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Tucson Roadrunners
  • February 26, 15:00: Chicago Wolves vs. Tucson Roadrunners

But that’s not all!

That’s right! Although most of the winter season runs through April, there’s a whole lot more sports activity to be enjoyed right in your own backyard.

From March/April until September/October, you can also catch the phenomenal Chicago teams on the fields playing their hearts out for you – their home.

Among these are Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars soccer teams.

Football fans will absolutely delight in the Chicago Bears’ performance, which runs from August through to December.

For basketball lovers, the Chicago Sky team will be on the court doing what they do best from May until September.

Chicago Baseball – Play ball!

And we couldn’t leave baseball out of the equation either! From April through to September, you can catch the excitement of iconic Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox taking the field batting away and giving you a real thrill that a TV monitor just can’t do justice to. And don’t miss the annual Cubs Convention from January 13-15 at the Sheridan Grand Chicago. Enjoy a weekend of excitement at this fan favorite event where you will meet the cubs players, legendary hall of famers like Fergie Jenkins, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, and Lee Smith, and others! Enjoy events that feature autograph opportunities, player interviews and Q & A sessions, kid friendly activities, Cubs Bingo, and even late night Harry Carayoke!  It’s a must see for Cubs fans of all ages.

Wondering how to get there?

That’s easy! We know that few people enjoy heading out to a game on their own. The experience and excitement are better shared with friends and loved ones. So, why not make this a journey to be remembered?

Of course, one of the considerations you’ll need to keep in mind is finding the parking and getting to the game well ahead of time to locate your seats and get something tasty to eat and drink. But that doesn’t have to be a hassle at all! Why?

Because at Bus Connection, we’re perfectly equipped to get you and your friends to and from the sports venue with ease and simplicity – on time, every time. We’ve got a range of bus sizes to accommodate practically any group you come along with.

And we make the journey super convenient so that you don’t have to think twice about getting there or back. Simply get in touch with us and we’ll meet all your transportation needs and take one worry less away from you!