A look at Frozen Four fan events in St. Paul, watch parties in Duluth
2018 FROZEN FOUR FAN EVENTS IN ST. PAUL
(Subject to change)
Open team practices, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Xcel Energy Center: Today's team practices are open to the public, starting with Minnesota Duluth's from 11 a.m.-noon. Ohio State follows from 12:15-1:15 p.m., Notre Dame starts at 1:30 p.m. and Michigan is last at 2:45 p.m. Fans can enter the arena through Gate 1 off Kellogg Blvd.
Talk Bulldogs on USCHO Live, 1:50 p.m., Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub: USCHO Live, which features a number of college hockey guests from around the country, runs all week starting Wednesday evening just a short walk from Xcel Energy Center at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub, located at 258 7th St. W. in St. Paul. News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens is scheduled to appear on the show at 1:50 p.m. Thursday. Listen in at USCHO.com or come say hi to Matt before or after the show, before the Bulldogs take on Ohio State.
Frozen Fest, 2:30-8:30 p.m., adjacent to Xcel Energy Center: Located at Seven Corners parking lot across from Gate 2 of Xcel Energy Center, Frozen Fest will feature red carpet team arrivals, giveaways, live music, games, special appearances, local food and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Official UMD pregame fan party, 3-5 p.m., Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub: Minnesota Duluth will hold its official pregame party at Tom Reid's.
Autograph session, 3-4 p.m., Roy Wilkins Auditorium: Held next door to Xcel Energy Center, fans can get autographs from the teams playing for the national championship on Saturday, plus from Hobey Baker finalists Henrik Borgstrom of Denver, Ryan Donato of Harvard and Adam Gaudette of Northeastern.
Hobey Baker Memorial Award ceremony, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Roy Wilkins Auditorium: The Hobey Baker Memorial Award presentation begins at 5. It will be preceded by the Hockey Humanitarian Award, national rookie of the year and unsung hero awards and the 2017-18 All-America teams.
Mike Richter Award and USCHO Live, 7-8:30 p.m., Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub: Located a short walk from Xcel Energy Center, Tom Reid's will host a special edition of USCHO Live featuring ESPN's John Buccigross and Barry Melrose. During the show, they'll give out the Mike Richter Award, which goes to the top goaltender in NCAA Division I men's hockey.
Frozen Fest, 2-6:30 p.m., adjacent to Xcel Energy Center: Located at Seven Corners parking lot across from Gate 2 of Xcel Energy Center, Frozen Fest will feature red carpet team arrivals, giveaways, live music, games, special appearances, local food and more from NCAA's partners. The event is free and open to the public.
FROZEN FOUR WATCH PARTIES IN DULUTH
• Bulldog Pizza
• Dubh Linn Brew Pub
• Grandma's Sports Garden
• Green Mill
• Hoops Brewing
• Outback Steakhouse
• Silos Pier B
• Tavern on the Hill
• The Other Place Bar and Grill
• 310 Pub
• Lyric Kitchen Bar