The Hockey City Classic Winter Festival will provide fans 10 days of winter festivities, including: a free day of public ice skating; youth, high school and adult hockey events; private ice rentals; and much more. Details will be posted here as they become available.
THURSDAY, JAN. 9 – SKATE WITH THE GREATS
Gopher fans will have the chance to skate on the Hockey City Classic outdoor ice at TCF Bank Stadium with a variety of Minnesota Hockey greats at the first ever “Skate With The Greats” charity event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Unlimited Dance Marathon and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.
SATURDAY, JAN. 11 – HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY FACEOFF
10 a.m. CT – No. 9 Eden Prairie vs. No. 1 Minnetonka (Girls)
12:30 p.m. CT – No. 4 Benilde-St. Margaret’s vs. No. 16 Minnetonka (Boys)
3 p.m. CT – Lakeville South vs. No. 19 Bloomington Jefferson (Boys)
5:30 p.m. CT – No. 12 White Bear Lake vs. Cretin-Derham Hall (Boys)
8 p.m. CT – No. 15 Eagan vs. No. 18 Eastview (Boys)
General admission tickets are $12, and can be purchased by calling (612) 624-8080 or visiting mygophersports.com. Tickets are good for all five games on Jan. 11. Fans can also purchase tickets through each competing high school for $10 each.
SUNDAY, JAN. 12 – PUBLIC FREE SKATE
A limited number of passes are being distributed exclusively at the TCF Bank locations listed below while passes last. Passes will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis and each household is limited to four (4) passes. *Update: passes are still available as of 1-6-13.
o TCF Bank inside Blaine Cub®: 585 Northtown Drive, Blaine (Hours: M-F, 9 am – 8 pm)
o TCF Bank inside Southdale Cub®: 6775 York Ave. S., Edina (Hours: M-F, 9 am – 8 pm)
o TCF Bank inside Midway Cub®: 1440 University Ave. W., St. Paul (Hours: M-F, 9 am – 8 pm)
o TCF Bank Wayzata: 1101 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata (Hours: M-F, 9 am – 7 pm)
o TCF Bank IDS Center: 80 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis (Hours: M-F, 7:30 am –6 pm)
If you received a free skate pass, read details here including information on parking and skate rentals.
TUESDAY, JAN. 14 – MERCEDES-BENZ SKATE NIGHT
Sign up here for your chance to win two (2) tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Skate Night, part of the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival, on January 14. You can enter once a day through January 12. Must be 21 or older to enter.