WHAT IS HOCKEY DAY MN?
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Hockey Day Minnesota is an annual celebration of hockey across the state, organized in collaboration with the Minnesota Wild and Bally Sports North.
Activities include a mix of boys’ and girls’ high school games, men’s and/or women’s college hockey matchups, culminating in a thrilling NHL game featuring the Minnesota Wild. While some games extend to Thursday and Friday, the primary array of games unfolds on a Saturday and is televised on Bally Sports North. The majority of these games transpire at a specially constructed outdoor venue, underscoring the event’s unique atmosphere. Notably, the college games may occur in standard home arenas, while the Wild games consistently take place in a prominent NHL venue, typically the Xcel Energy Center.
2024 SCHEDULE OF HOCKEY DAY MN EVENTS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
5:30 pm Waseca vs. Thief River Falls – Boy’s
7:30 pm Lake of the Woods vs. Kittson County Central – Boy’s
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
Village Opens at 2 pm
5:30 pm Concordia vs. St. Olaf – MIAC DIII Men’s
8:00 pm Warroad vs. Roseau Alumni Game
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
Village Opens at 8 am
9:30 am Warroad vs. Lakeville – Girls Warroad Athletic Complex Yes
1 pm Moorhead vs. Wayzata – Boys Warroad Athletic Complex Yes
4:30 pm Warroad vs. Roseau – Boys Warroad Athletic Complex Yes
8 pm Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks St. Paul, Local Watch Parties Yes
WHERE CAN I STAY?
The hospitality team is dedicated to ensuring your accommodation needs are met! They’re employing innovative strategies, such as collaborating with local resorts to offer fishing packages, creating designated areas for wheelhouse parking, and organizing bus trips from the region for day-trippers and those coming from the Twin Cities. It’s crucial to note that they have secured reservations for all area hotels catering to participating teams, village set-up suppliers, and VIPs.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
The event promises a plethora of attractions, including:
- Snow hill
- Miniature Riverbend Skate Path
- VIP tents
- An additional small rink named the “Outlaw Rink and Warroad Lakers History”
- Entertainment tent offering live bands, delectable food, beverages, and merchandise.
Warroad’s community boasts a 2.5-mile ice path known as the Riverbend Skate Path, connecting seven rinks. A scaled-down version of this beloved winter feature will be situated at the far north end of the field, offering visitors a taste of its charm.
For those seeking a prime view of the action, two large screens will be positioned behind the VIP tent, where food trucks, coffee and cocoa huts, and the village beer garden will be strategically set up.
Beyond being a celebration of hockey in Minnesota and Warroad, this event transcends the sport. It is a testament to camaraderie, culture, Native American heritage, and the rich history of hockey legends who have contributed to making Warroad the revered Hockeytown USA.