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How to Watch the NHL All-Star Game 2023

The NHL’s best athletes will face off at FLA Live Arena for the 2023 NHL All-Star Game, and our sports experts outline how you can tune in from home.

The NHL All-Star Game returns for its 2023 edition on February 4, and you can watch it unfold live on ABC and ESPN+. This time around, the Florida Panthers are hosting All-Star Weekend because nothing says hockey like South Florida in the middle of winter. Be sure to bundle up for those 60°F temps if you’re an NHL superfan attending in person.

For those not making the trip, your TV setup is just as capable of providing you with all the action. So keep scrolling to learn more about the All-Star Weekend schedule and our TV provider recommendations.

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What channel is the 2023 NHL All-Star Game on?

The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will air on ABC and stream on ESPN+, while ESPN will broadcast the All-Star Game Skills Competition.

Viewers based in Canada can watch the Skills Competition and All-Star Game on Sportsnet and CBC for English-language coverage. TVA Sports will provide Canadian French–language commentary.

NHL All-Star Weekend schedule

Two main events will air live on TV during the NHL All-Star Weekend: the NHL All-Star Game and the All-Star Game Skills Competition. The Florida Panthers will host the weekend’s festivities at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Event Date Time (ET) US channels Canada channels
NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition Friday, February 3 7:00 p.m. ESPN Sportsnet and CBC (English), TVA Sports (French)
NHL All-Star Game Saturday, February 4 3:00 p.m. ABC, ESPN+ Sportsnet and CBC (English), TVA Sports (French)

Best TV plans for watching the NHL All-Star Game

If you’ve been watching the NHL regular season, you might already have TV access to the NHL All-Star Game. But if not, the best TV plan is the one that fits your viewing habits.

A simple over-the-air (OTA) antenna should pick up your local ABC network, so you won’t need to pay for a TV service—we cover that more in our free-options section below. Otherwise, ESPN+ offers the next cheapest way to watch the All-Star Game. The streaming service costs $9.99 a month and carries exclusive NHL matchups and every out-of-market game.

If you want a complete TV plan that has national NHL channels like ESPN and TNT, we recommend Sling TV. Its Sling Orange plan is $40 a month and will get you every channel needed to watch the NHL Playoffs. While Sling TV doesn’t have ABC, you’ll still be able to watch the All-Star Game on ESPN3. You can also score NHL Network and college conference channels through Sling TV’s Sports Extra add-on for $11 a month.

Which TV providers show the NHL All-Star Game?

Because ABC is a widely available channel, most TV providers will carry the NHL All-Star Game. But we’ve outlined popular services in the table below in case you want to browse more viewing options.

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*Without ABC, Sling TV subscribers can watch ESPN on ABC broadcasts via ESPN3.

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How to watch the NHL All-Star Game for free

Recommended antenna:
Mohu Leaf 50 ($49.99 one-time purchase)
All-Star Game channels:
ABC
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All local broadcast channels

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There are two main ways you can watch the NHL All-Star Game for free. For those who prefer streaming, fuboTV and YouTube TV usually offer free trials. But you’ll want to be sure to cancel before the trial ends.

A more reliable way to watch the All-Star Game for free is by using an OTA antenna to pick up your local ABC affiliate. All you need is a TV with an Antenna In port and an antenna with a strong enough range for receiving an uninterrupted channel signal.

The Mohu Leaf 50 ($49.99 on Amazon) is a top-notch antenna that has a 60-mile range ideal for anyone living in the suburbs. It also comes with an added amplifier for stronger indoor reception. But you’ll want to double-check that you’re located within range of an ABC affiliate by entering your zip code on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Reception Map Tool.

Pro tip: Canada-based viewers can also use an OTA antenna to watch the NHL All-Star Game on CBC in select areas with a CBC TV transmission tower. You can verify this viewing option using your postal code on the CBC Channels and Frequencies page.

Final take

ABC and ESPN+ will carry live coverage of this season’s NHL All-Star Game, but you’ll also want traditional ESPN access to watch the All-Star Game Skills Challenge.

We prefer Sling TV for catching both All-Star Weekend events because, at $35 a month, it’s the least expensive way to get ESPN. In fact, Sling TV offers the best value for national NHL coverage. Apart from the All-Star Game, a year-long subscription will cover the NHL Winter Classic, NHL Stadium Series, and NHL Playoffs.

How to Watch the NHL All-Star Game FAQ

When and where is the NHL All-Star Game?

The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will occur at 3:00 p.m. eastern on Saturday, February 4. ABC and ESPN+ will show the game live from FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida.

How can I watch the NHL All-Star Game without cable?

You can watch the NHL All-Star Game without cable using an OTA antenna or signing up for ESPN+ ($9.99 a month). Live TV streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV also carry the All-Star Game.

Is there an NHL All-Star Celebrity Game?

No, the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend doesn’t include a celebrity game. Previous All-Star Weekends featured celebrity events like the 2002 NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge and the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout. But now celebrities participate in other roles during the NHL All-Star Game Skills Challenge.

Methodology

Our hockey experts compiled the best ways to watch the NHL All-Star Game after researching and testing several popular TV services. We based our viewing recommendations on pricing, sign-up convenience, and overall NHL coverage.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

Disclaimer

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