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NCHC Frozen Faceoff
Mar 20 - 21, 2020

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Mar 20 - 21, 2020

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Group Information

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

NCHC Member Schools - Student Tickets

The NCHC offers 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 $45 each. Day-session student tickets are available for $25. For information on how to purchase student tickets, contact your school's athletic ticket office. Certain fees may apply. 

NCHC Frozen Faceoff Digital Tickets

As the home of the Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy Center uses the NHL Wild App as the platform for guests to access their NCHC Frozen Faceoff All-Session Ticket Packages purchased as part of the renewal process (September 19 - October 25, 2019) and for NCHC Frozen Faceoff group and suite tickets.

Click here to learn more.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster.com are accessed using the Ticketmaster app.

NCHC Pick Your Frozen Faceoff

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and Xcel Energy Center are once again offering fans an opportunity to win tickets to the conference's annual Frozen Faceoff tournament through their "Pick Your Frozen Faceoff" Sweepstakes. Fans who enter will have a chance to win two all-session ticket packages to the 2021 NCHC Frozen Faceoff.


Fans can submit their predictions through an online entry and are limited to one entry per person. The sweepstakes period ends on Thursday, March 12, 2020.


The sweepstakes involve fans predicting the four NCHC teams that they believe will make it to the 2020 NCHC Frozen Faceoff on March 20-21. Next, fans select the two teams predicted to make the Championship game and the 2020 NCHC Frozen Faceoff champion. The final question requires fans to guess how many total goals will be scored during all games of the 2020 NCHC Frozen Faceoff.


For complete rules of the "Pick Your Frozen Faceoff" Sweepstakes and to enter the contest by mail, click here.

Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest

Visit Saint Paul invites you to celebrate college hockey at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Fan Fest. Enjoy ice-cold beverages, tasty food, interactive hockey games and music outdoors at Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center.

Friday, March 20 - 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 - 2 - 7:30 p.m.

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

NCHC Fan Skate

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

Thursday, March 19
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.

NCHC Frozen Faceoff Brunch

Join us for the inaugural NCHC Frozen Faceoff Brunch!

Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet while hearing from a panel of college hockey experts:

  • Josh Fenton – NCHC Commissioner
  • Dave Starman – CBS Sports Network College Hockey Analyst
  • Pat Micheletti – All-American at the University of Minnesota and NCHC TV Analyst

Space is very limited – reserve your spot now!

Herbie’s On The Park – just steps from Xcel Energy Center

Saturday, March 21
10 a.m.

Space is very limited – CLICK HERE to reserve your spot now!

$45 per person for brunch and panel discussion.

Arena Dining

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.

The Michelob Golden Light Taphouse restaurant, located at section 120 (Gate 4), features bar service and a sports bar menu with 40 flat-screen televisions to catch current sporting action. Opens daily one hour prior to the first game.

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.

Fan Hotels

Discounted hotel rooms are available for fans attending the 2020 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.

Open Practices

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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. TBD

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TBD

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. TBD

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. TBD

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 20, 2020
Practices will be held from 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. TBD
10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.  TBD
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. TBD
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. TBD

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 21, 2020 will be closed to the public.

2020 NCHC Awards Celebration

The 2020 NCHC Awards Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 19 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. For more information on the Awards Celebration, please contact [email protected].




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