NCHC Frozen Faceoff
NCHC Frozen Faceoff
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference's annual championship weekend is heading to Saint Paul, Minn. beginning with the 2017-18 season.
The NCHC Frozen Faceoff is the culmination of the NCHC Tournament, with the two semifinals taking place on Friday followed by the third-place game and championship on Saturday. This season's Frozen Faceoff will take place on March 16-17, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center.
Friday, March 16 - Two semifinal games
North Dakota vs. St. Cloud State at 4:00 p.m. CT
Minnesota Duluth vs. Denver at 7:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 17
North Dakota vs. Minnesota Duluth - Third-place game at 3:30 p.m. CT
Denver vs. St. Cloud State - Championship at 7:30 p.m. CT
All-session ticket packages include two tickets: one ticket to see both semifinals on Friday, March 16 and one ticket to see the third-place game and championship on Saturday, March 17.
Single-day session tickets are available for both semifinal games on Friday, March 16 or a Saturday-session ticket provides access to the third-place and championship games on March 17.
The NCHC is also offering special ticket pricing for students of NCHC member schools. NCHC students may purchase up to two (2) all-session ticket packages in select lower level sections for $35 each. Single-day session student tickets are available for $20. Student tickets may ONLY be purchased online at ticketmaster.com using a school-specific code that is available through each school's ticket office. Certain fees may apply. Contact your school's athletic ticket office for more details.
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For more information on the NCHC and Frozen Faceoff, visit NCHCHockey.com.
Student Rush Tickets
Student Rush Tickets will be available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office only beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17.
Packages are $35 and single session tickets are $20 with valid student ID.
Two (2) ticket/package limit per ID.
Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest presented by Bud Light
Visit Saint Paul invites you to enjoy ice cold beverages, tasty food, interactive hockey games and a bumping deejay at Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest presented by Bud Light.
Friday, March 16 - 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 - 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Seven Corners Parking Lot across from Gate 2 of Xcel Energy Center. Free and open to the public.
NCHC Fan Skate
NCHC Fan Skate puts you on the official ice of the Frozen Faceoff.
Thursday, March 15
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Gate 1 opens at 6:30 p.m.
Bring your skates! Rental skates are not available at the venue. Sticks, pucks, etc. are not allowed on the ice during open skate. All skaters are required to sign a waiver.
Open Practice Information
NCHC welcomes fans to watch their team make final preparations for the tournament by attending select open practice times.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Practices will be held from 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. UND
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Denver
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. St. Cloud State
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. UMD
Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center opens at 9:30 a.m. The venue will close at 3 p.m. Limited concessions available.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Practices will be held from 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. UND
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. St. Cloud State
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Denver
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. UMD
Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center opens at 9 a.m. The venue will close at 1:15 p.m. Limited concessions available.
All practices on March 17, 2018 will be closed to the public.
NCHC 2018 Frozen Faceoff Craft Brewery Tour
Join Twin Cities Brewery Tours for an afternoon or evening (or both!) of fun and experience the craft beer boom in Saint Paul! We have some amazing breweries lined up that are the latest and hoppin' places in town that you CAN’T easily walk to from Xcel Energy Center. We have partnered with the NCHC to give you the opportunity to taste flagship, seasonal and local favorites on these tours. Have a great time on our unique transportation and don't worry about the hassle of transportation in between breweries.
Breweries featured include Bad Weather Brewing Company, Flat Earth Brewing Company, and Summit Brewing Company.
Thursday, March 15 - 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 16 – noon – 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 – noon – 3 p.m.
Sample local craft beer – one full pint at each location included
Snacks on the bus
Bottled water on the bus
Cooler to store your growlers
Fun and knowledgeable tour guide that will show you a great time and help select your craft beer.
Convenient pick up and drop off location across from Xcel Energy Center (at NCHC Fan Fest on W. 7th Street).
Unique transportation featuring our incredibly fun, open-air bus or our brand new enclosed bus, based on number of participants and weather conditions.
$65.00 per participant. Click here to register.
Xcel Energy Center Dining
JACK DANIEL’S OLD NO. 7 CLUB
Plan to enjoy dinner between games at Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club featuring a regionally inspired menu served in an extravagant buffet style. Opens at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 651-726-8400 for reservations.
This upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level boasts an eclectic, chef-driven menu and will open each day one hour prior to the first game.
MICH GOLDEN LIGHT FAN ZONE
Located at Gate 4, this sports themed sit down restaurant features a selection of fan favorites. Opens daily one hour prior to the first game.
Discounted hotel rooms are available for fans attending the 2018 NCHC Frozen Faceoff at select hotels in downtown Saint Paul through Visit Saint Paul. This special link to the discounted room rates for Frozen Faceoff fans has been set up to book your hotel.
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.
2018 NCHC Awards Celebration
The 2018 NCHC Awards Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 15 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. For more information on the Awards Celebration, please contact [email protected].