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NCHC Frozen Faceoff
Mar 22 - 23, 2019

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Mar 22 - 23, 2019

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Group Information

Groups (12+) call 651-312-3486.

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Single Session Tickets

Single, day-session tickets, if available, will go on sale to the public in February of 2019. Visit NCHCHockey.com/tickets for more ticket information about the Frozen Faceoff.

All-Session Ticket Package Details

All-session ticket packages to the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff include two tickets: one ticket to see both semifinals on Friday, March 22 and one ticket to see the third-place game and championship on Saturday, March 23. On March 22, the first semifinal begins at 4:00 p.m. CT with the second game at 7:30 p.m. CT. The following day, the third-place game begins at 3:30 p.m. CT with the championship at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Student Tickets

The NCHC is 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.

NCHC Fan Skate

NCHC Fan Skate puts you on the official ice of the Frozen Faceoff.

Thursday, March 21
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 Practices

NCHC welcomes fans to watch their team make final preparations for the tournament by attending select open practice times.

Thursday, March 21

Practices will be held from 10:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Colorado College

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. St. Cloud State University

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Minnesota Duluth

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Denver

Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center opens at 10 a.m. The venue will close at 3:15 p.m.
Teams will be posted when practice times are determined.

Friday, March 22
Practices will be held from 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. Colorado College
10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.  St. Cloud State University
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Minnesota Duluth
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Denver

Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center opens at 9 a.m. The venue will close at 1:15 p.m.
Teams will be posted when practice times are determined.

All practices on March 23, 2019 will be closed to the public.


Pick Your Frozen Faceoff winner posted here Sunday, March 24, 2019.

The sweepstakes entry period has ended.



Xcel Energy Center and the NCHC Want YOU to Pick Your Frozen Faceoff!


Fans who enter will have a chance to win two all-session ticket packages to the 2020 NCHC Frozen Faceoff.


The sweepstakes involves fans predicting the four NCHC teams that they believe will make it to the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff on March 22-23. Next, fans select the two teams predicted to make the Championship game and the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff champion. The final question requires fans to guess how many total goals will be scored during all games of the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff.


The sweepstakes entry period has ended.




Captain Morgan "Live Like a Captain" Sweepstakes

Captain Morgan wants to provide hockey fans with four lower level tickets to each game at the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff Tournament at Xcel Energy Center! For a chance to win, fans must share a photo that shows their NCHC fandom on Instagram or Twitter while using the hashtags #NCHCHockey, #LikeACaptain and #Contest between February 20th and March 11th, 2019. Four grand prize winners be selected throughout the sweepstakes. Must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible.


Offiical rules

Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest presented by Bud Light

Visit Saint Paul invites you to celebrate college hockey at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest presented by Bud Light. Enjoy ice-cold beverages, tasty food, interactive hockey games and music outdoors across from Gate 2 of Xcel Energy Center.

Friday, March 22 - 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 - 2 - 7:30 p.m.

NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest is free and open to the public.


Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub - Official Post-Game Party Location

Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub is the Official Post-Game Party Location for all NCHC Frozen Faceoff fans. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub is a family restaurant and sports pub located two blocks from Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. Owned by a former NHL defenseman, fans can enjoy food and drink specials at this signature hockey themed establishment during the tournament.

2019 NCHC Awards Celebration

The 2019 NCHC Awards Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 21 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. For more information on the Awards Celebration, please contact [email protected].

Fan Hotels

Discounted hotel rooms are available for fans attending the 2019 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.

Dining Options

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. on 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.

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.

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 the event or to limit the size of the bag that you bring. Should you choose to bring a bag, we encourage using a clear tote (plastic, vinyl or PVC) that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a maximum one gallon size plastic storage bag.

Single compartment drawstring backpacks and small bags or clutch purses no larger than 5" x 8" are permitted. Oversized bags and backpacks are prohibited (with the exception of medical bags and diaper bags).

No GoPros, detachable lenses or selfie sticks. iPads and Tablets are permitted. Laptops only permitted for credentialed guests.

Xcel Energy Center Bag Policy - Dimensions and Examples

Mobile Entry

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.

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.




Mar 2019