Gordie Howe’s visitation and funeral will be open to the public.
The visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Detroit Red Wings.
Howe’s family plans to greet the public in the arena, where he will lie in state.
Howe died Friday at the age of 88.
His hockey career spanned five decades — six if you count a 1997 cameo in the International Hockey League.
Howe was named an all-star 21 times, including 12 first-team selections on right wing, and helped the Detroit Red Wings hoist the Stanley Cup four times.
He won the NHL scoring title and MVP award six times each.
He was 52, and a grandfather, when he finally retired in 1980 — eight years after he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and nine years after being appointed into the Order of Canada.
A statue of Gordie Howe stands at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre.
Garth Brooks, who performed 6 shows in Saskatoon, bought 100 bouquets to add to the flowers already placed since Howe’s death on Friday.
On Saturday, prior to his second night of back-to-back concerts at SaskTel Centre, bundles of flowers were placed by the monument, apparently by staff from the Brooks tour.