What a unique idea the NHL Stadium Series is: Play hockey outdoors when it might even be snowing. All four area hockey teams will battle it out in this new event, which marks the first time hockey has been played in The House That Ruth Built. On January 26, the Rangers play the Devils in a matinee, followed on January 29 with the Rangers and Islanders facing off. Get your tickets soon; the first game in this national series, at Michigan Stadium, sold out to a crowd of around 100,000. Tickets to the Rangers-Devils game were snapped up right away through the conventional outlets, but there are plenty of tickets to both games available on StubHub, where seats start at $123. Pricey, but who knows when we will see another outdoor NHL game?

Sun., Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m., 2014