We didn't get to see the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs outdoors at the Big House on New Year's Day, but soon well have a chance to witness the next best thing.
Or, in this case, the next weirdest thing.
January 6, in Portage, Mich., just outside of Kalamazoo, there will be an outdoor basketball game on ice. The game will feature the team that has played just about everywhere else, the Harlem Globetrotters.
The Globetrotters will face off against Global Select team at noon on the ice rink at Portage's Millennium Park. The next night, the Globetrotters will play a more traditional game at Kalamazoo's Wings Stadium.
We hope the NHL can return to the ice as quickly as possible, said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. But in the meantime, we thought the Globetrotters could help fill the void of professional sporting events on an ice surface. And its only fitting we play this outdoor game in Michigan, as our tour continues in Kalamazoo the next day.