2018 NCAA Men's Frozen Four
2018 NCAA Men's Frozen Four
The 2018 NCAA® Men’s Frozen Four® is returning to Saint Paul on April 5 & 7! Don’t miss your chance to Share the Experience with college hockey fans from across the country and witness the top teams compete for a national championship at Xcel Energy Center.
Thursday, April 5
Semi-final 1 at 5 p.m. CT
University of Minnesota - Duluth (v) vs. Ohio State (h)
Semi-final 2 at 8:30 p.m. CT
Michigan (v) vs. Notre Dame (h)
Saturday, April 7
Championship at 6:30 p.m. CT
University of Minnesota-Duluth (v) vs. Notre Dame (h)
The NCAA Men’s Frozen Four is a time for everyone to celebrate and experience collegiate men’s ice hockey at the highest level. We encourage you to experience all the championship weekend has to offer by taking part in a number of FREE fan events surrounding the games. There are many great ways to experience Frozen Four weekend including:
Frozen Fest – Frozen Fest is the hottest place to be before teams hit the ice at Xcel Energy Center. Frozen Fest is a festival within a festival packed with red carpet team arrivals, giveaways, live music, games, special appearances, local food and much more.
Red Carpet Arrivals – As a part of the festivities, be sure to support your favorite team by attending the Red Carpet Arrivals prior to each game outside Xcel Energy Center.
Be sure to visit NCAA.com/FrozenFour regularly for the complete schedule of events, hotel and transportation information, along with key maps/directions to assist with your visit.
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NCAA Ticket Exchange® - Buy and Sell Official Tickets
Even if the Frozen Four is sold out, tickets can be bought and sold directly with other fans through the official NCAA Ticket Exchange®. The NCAA Ticket Exchange® allows fans to buy and sell official tickets online in an NCAA approved, safe and 100% guaranteed environment. VIEW TICKETS
Frozen Fest is the hottest place to be before teams hit the ice at Xcel Energy Center. Frozen Fest is a festival within a festival packed with red carpet team arrivals, giveaways, live music, games, special appearances, local food and much more.
Frozen Fest is located at the Seven Corners Parking Lot across from Gate 2 of Xcel Energy Center and is free and open to the public.
Frozen Fest Hours
Thursday, April 5 from 2:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 from 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Red Carpet Arrivals and Pep Rallies
As a part of the festivities, be sure to support your favorite team by attending Frozen Fest and the Red Carpet Arrivals and Team Pep Rallies prior to each game.
Teams will start their entrance at Frozen Fest and enter the arena at Gate 2 at the corner of W. 7th Street and Kellogg Blvd.
Saturday, April 7 Championship Game
Red Carpet Arrivals (all times approximate):
Minnesota- Duluth - 4 p.m.
Notre Dame - 4:15 p.m.
Minnesota-Duluth - 3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Notre Dame - 4:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Dining at Xcel Energy Center
Mich Golden Light Fan Zone
Located at Gate 4, this sports themed sit down restaurant features a selection of fan favorites and will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 and at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7.
Available to guests with suite level tickets, this upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level boasts an eclectic, chef-driven menu and will open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 and at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. To make a reservation, call 651-726-8400.
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Club will be closed on both days.
2018 Hobey Baker Memorial Award
On Friday, April 6, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award announcement, honoring college hockey’s top player, will take place. This is a free event at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Click here for more information.
To provide a safer environment and significantly expedite guest entry into the arena, Xcel Energy Center encourages you to not bring a bag to an event or to limit the size of bag that you bring. We suggest clear totes (plastic, vinyl or PVC) which do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", gallon size plastic storage bags or small bags or clutch purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5". Oversized bags and backpacks are prohibited.
Mobile tickets are like an airline boarding pass which can be accessed with a smartphone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile site in a QR code format and scanned at the gate for entry. Guests are reminded to fully charge their smartphones prior to arriving at the venue in order to access mobile tickets. Click here for more information.
No Re-Entry Policy
There is a no re-entry policy for the NCAA Frozen Four meaning should a fan choose to leave the venue during a session of the tournament they will not be readmitted to the venue.