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NCHC Frozen Faceoff
Mar 22 - 23, 2024

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Mar 22 - 23, 2024

NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Group Information

Groups (11+) call 651-312-3486. Group reservations end on March 19, 2024.

Pick Your Frozen Faceoff Contest hosted by Visit Saint Paul

Visit Saint Paul wants YOU to Pick Your Frozen Faceoff!

The contest involves fans predicting the four NCHC teams that they believe will advance to the 2024 NCHC Frozen Faceoff on March 22-23. Next, fans select the two teams predicted to make the Championship game and the 2024 NCHC Frozen Faceoff champion. The final question requires fans to guess how many total goals will be scored during all games of the 2024 NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

One lucky fan who predicts everything correctly for the 2024 championship will win four all-session tickets to the 2025 NCHC Frozen Faceoff at Xcel Energy Center on March 21-22, as well as a two-night stay at InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront on March 21-22. In addition, the Pick Your Frozen Faceoff Contest hosted by Visit Saint Paul winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Herbie’s On The Park adjacent to Xcel Energy Center.

For complete rules of the Pick Your Frozen Faceoff Contest hosted by Visit Saint Paul or to enter the contest by mail, click here. Contest ended on March 14 at 10:00 p.m. CT. The winner of this year’s contest will be announced the week following the Frozen Faceoff.

NCHC 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 $45 each. Single day-session student tickets for either Friday, March 22 or Saturday, March 23 are available for $25. For information on how to purchase student tickets, contact your school’s athletic ticket office. A student ID will be required to enter the arena with student tickets. Certain fees may apply.

NCHC Fan Fest

Visit Saint Paul invites you to celebrate college hockey at the NCHC Fan Fest. Enjoy food and drink specials, interactive hockey games, music and more at Smorgie's restaurant, across West 7th Street from Xcel Energy Center. 

Friday, March 22: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 23: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

NCHC Fan Fest is free and open to the public.

Open Practices

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

Thursday, March 21

10:15 a.m.  - 11:15 a.m. - Omaha

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - North Dakota

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - St. Cloud State

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Denver


Gate 1 of Xcel Energy Center will open at 10:00 a.m. The venue will close at 3:15 p.m. All other practices are closed to the public.

Bag Policy

For enhanced safety and speed of entry, we encourage guests not to bring bags of any kind. Bags, purses and backpacks are not allowed. Clutch, wristlet and wallets sized 4" x 6" x 1.5" or smaller are allowed and subject to inspection. Medical bags and diaper bags are allowed, however, they are required to pass through x-ray screening prior to entry. Guests with medical and diaper bags must enter the arena at Gate 1. Please allow extra time for entry.


The Reserve, our upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level, boasts an eclectic, chef-driven menu and an array of cocktail options. This lounge is open to all guests with suite level tickets or reservations.

The Michelob Golden Light Taphouse is located at section 120 (gate 4). The sports-themed restaurant features signature specialty wings, sandwiches and sharables, plus a full service bar.

Mobile Entry

Pro tip for faster mobile entry: Log on to your Ticketmaster account and add the mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet/Google Wallet app. This bypasses the need for Wi-Fi or cellular data at the gates.

Mobile tickets are like an airline boarding pass which can be accessed with a smartphone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile site in a bar code format and scanned at the gate for entry. Mobile tickets are protected by Ticketmaster’s SafeTix™ technology. SafeTix™ continually generates a new and unique barcode that automatically refreshes every few seconds so the barcode cannot be stolen or copied, keeping your tickets safe and secure. Screen shots are not accepted for entry.

Click here for more details on mobile tickets.

Cashless Payment Only

Only credit card and mobile payment (Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.) are accepted for concessions, retail and parking transactions. Only credit card payment is accepted for box office transactions. Cash is not accepted.




Jun 2024