The weekend kicks off at 5:00 PM Friday, Jan. 19th with a girl's high school hockey game between the St. Cloud Icebreakers and Sartell/Sauk Rapids.
Since it’ll be here before you know it, here’s everything you need to know about Hockey Day 2018:
Lake George is the headquarters for the day.
Hockey players will battle on an outdoor rink specially constructed by St. Cloud’s HMA Architects. The NHL has a rendering of what the rink will probably look like, a giant scene complete with outdoor fire pits, a stage, and downtown St. Cloud in the background.
You can already buy tickets.
They went on sale Oct. 16. You can purchase tickets at Paramount Theater or online at the Hockey Day Minnesota website.
Tickets for Jan. 19 are $10 for adults and $5 for students. You’ll pay a steeper price Saturday: adult tickets are $30, and student tickets go for $15.
The proceeds will benefit St. Cloud area youth hockey programs.
Much of the day will be broadcasted live.
FOX Sports North will broadcast five live games beginning at 9 AM Jan. 20, including Hockey Day’s first-ever outdoor women's college hockey game. St. Cloud State’s womens team faces cross-state rival University of Minnesota-Duluth at 1 PM.
You can catch the full television schedule here.
Saturday kicks off with a classic rivalry.
Come Celebrate at Blue Line
Blue Line will be one of the few places to carry Beaver Island Brewing's Hockey Day MN beer - Check Pils (Czech Pilsner). The Brewery describes it as an easy-drinking beer that is perfectly balanced. Come try it for yourself on tap at Blue Line.
We will also be hosting Hockey Day Minnesota themed dinner specials at Blue Line the week of the 15th. Don’t forget to stop by our St. Cloud or Sartell locations before, during, or after the festivities for some warm food or a beverage!
Hockey has a rich tradition in St. Cloud, and at Blue Line, we’re excited to show the rest of the state what the St. Cloud area is all about.