"We understand there will be some safety concerns but we have complete assurance from our space experts that this game will be incredibly safe and enjoyable for all fans," added Bettman. "We are excited to showcase the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks to an entire universe of new fans."
The ice rink will hold seating for 500 lucky fans wishing to attend the Galaxy Classic. These tickets will be distributed via raffle and all transportation will take place courtesy of Virgin Galactic.
This out-of-this-world game joins the 2019 Heritage Classic between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, the 2020 Winter Classic between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and the 2020 Stadium Series between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings at Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy in Colorado on the 2019-2020 NHL Schedule.
Using high powered magnets, the puck, players within the playing surfaces and benches, as well as the fan viewing areas will be surrounded by a gravity system that will ensure everyone stays on the ice and moving in a natural way. This system was built by NASA engineers and trial tested in 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to rave reviews.