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Mar 16 - 17, 2018

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Mar 16 - 17, 2018

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Group Information

Groups (12+) save $5 per ticket package on select tickets. Call 651-312-3486 for more information.

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 - 1:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 - 2:00 - 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 16
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.

Once determined, team practice times will be posted here and at NCHCHockey.com/FrozenFaceoff.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Practices will be held from 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. Practice #1
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Practice #2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Practice #3
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Practice #4

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.  Semifinal Game #1 Practice  
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Semifinal Game #1 Practice  
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Semifinal Game #2 Practice  
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Semifinal Game #2 Practice

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 Brew Hops

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.

Tour Operates:
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.

What's Included:
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).
Professional driver
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.

THE RESERVE
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.

Hotel Information

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.

Bag Policy

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.

Xcel Energy Center Bag Policy - Dimensions and Examples

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].