Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo™ returns to Saint Paul for two exciting shows Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at Xcel Energy Center.
The sidewalk ends and the Wild West begins at Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo featuring three fan-favorite events - bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and the most extreme sport, bull riding. Twelve contestants will compete for the chance to come back for the final winner-takes-all Ultimate Showdown Round. In addition, some of the nation's fastest cowgirls will compete against the clock in the Women's Barrel Racing competition.
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo will also feature the return of Bull Jumper Emmanuel Lataste. The Frenchman will show off his unbelievable athletic talent and nerves of steel as he takes this extreme sport to another level. Bull Jumping, a sport directly linked to a South Western French tradition called "Course Landaise," will include more than 15 jumps and maneuvers over a four-year-old charging Mexican fighting bull. Joining Manu will be Professional Rodeo Comedy Act of the Year John Harrison and National Finals Rodeo Announcer Roger Mooney.
Before the rodeo each night beginning at 6 p.m., fans are invited to come early and partake in interactive activities for all ages including pony rides, all access meet-and-greets with cowboys and entertainers, hopping in the clown's barrel for photos, sitting on Sonny and Silver Dollar the LIVE bulls in the bucking chutes and getting up-close-and-personal with the Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo animal superstars.
Groups (12+) call 651-312-3486.
Happy Hour and Dining
Meet K102 on-air personalities and enjoy happy hour in the Michelob Golden Light Taphouse. Located at Gate 4 of the arena, the Michelob Golden Light Taphouse will open at 5:30 p.m. and will offer happy hour pricing until 6:30 p.m. plus a full-service bar and dinner menu.
The Reserve is an upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level that boasts an eclectic, chef-driven menu and an array of cocktail options. To make a reservation, call 651-726-8400. The Reserve opens at 6 p.m.
In an effort to provide a safe environment, Xcel Energy Center limits the size and type of bags allowed inside the arena. Fans are encouraged to leave non-essential items at home. Fans can only carry into the arena the following style and size bag:
- Clear tote (plastic, vinyl or PVC) that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a plastic storage bag that is maximum one gallon, resealable and clear.
- Small bags, such as a small clutch purse, that are approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap will be allowed but must not exceed 5" x 8".
- Guests with bags not meeting guidelines will be asked to return them to a vehicle or utilize the onsite bag check. Bag check is available for a fee through binbox and is located at Gates 1 and 3. Xcel Energy Center is not responsible for items left at any of the gates.
Pro tip for faster mobile entry: Add your tickets to your phone's "wallet" and have a fully charged battery.
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.
Once you are within 48 hours of your event, log on to your Ticketmaster account and add the mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet/Google Wallet app. Once you have added to the app, your QR code will be accessible for entry. This bypasses the need for Wi-Fi or cellular data at the gates.