The National Collegiate Hockey Conference will conduct its third annual conference championship, the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, at Target Center!

2016 NCHC Frozen Faceoff Tournament Schedule

Friday, March 18, 2016

Semifinal Game 1: 4:00 p.m. CT
Semifinal Game 2: 7:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Third place game- 3:30 PM
Championship game- 7:30 PM


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If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Following the general public pre-sale, all-session tickets in any remaining available section of Target Center will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, Dec. 1. Single-day session tickets (one day, two games) will not go on sale until later in the season.

Tickets are available online at, at Target Center's box office, or by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX (888.929.7849).


Fans that purchase before December 31 will become Priority Ticket Holders and will receive several additional benefits surrounding the NCHC’s championship weekend:

  • A “first one is on us” beverage coupon good for a complimentary beer or soda at the Frozen Faceoff
  • A coupon for a complimentary Frozen Faceoff event program
  • A discount coupon for NCHC Frozen Faceoff merchandise
  • Other discounts at selected Minneapolis businesses

In addition, Priority Ticket Holders will be allowed early entry into the arena via a VIP entry door available only to all-session ticket holders.

All coupons, vouchers and VIP identification will be distributed as part of the commemorative Frozen Faceoff game tickets, which will be sent to purchasers in early March of 2016. Information on how and where to redeem the coupons/vouchers will be explained with the ticket mailing.

Fans can exit the tournament and return at any time - they just need to pick up a re-entry wristband on their way out.  They will need to present the wristband and tournament ticket for re-admission to the event.

Small, non-professional still cameras & hand-held video cameras are allowed. Professional cameras with detachable long lenses are not allowed.  No tripods or monopods please.

To purchase parking passes in advance of the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, click here.


Team Practices
Team Practices will be held both Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 from 9 AM to 12:45 PM. Exact practice times will be announced the week of March 14.  Practice sessions are free to attend and are open to the public.

NCHC Awards Celebration- Thursday, March 17
The NCHC will hold its post-season Awards Celebration on Thursday, March 18 at Muse Event Center, located at 107 3rd Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis. This is a ticketed event with limited space. Tickets must be reserved in advance by e-mailing [email protected].

Public Skate - Thursday, March 17
Target Center will open its main lobby doors for a FREE public skate from 7 - 8:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Skate rentals will be available for purchase.  Prohibited items include: sticks, pucks, balls, skate-assist equipment.  

NCHC BL Fan Fest Logo.jpgNCHC Fan Fest
Don’t miss NCHC Fan Fest presented by Bud Light taking place Friday, March 18 right in front of Target Center - on First Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets!  Festivities start at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy food, drinks, interactive games, live music and much more prior to the semifinal games!  Admission to Friday’s Fan Fest is free for fans of all ages!

In addition, fans with a game ticket can also take part when Fan Fest activities move indoors on Championship Saturday!  Target Center doors will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday!

508_LOGO_FINAL.jpgNCHC Post-Game Party
508 Bar + Restaurant located at 508 1st Avenue (directly across 6th street from Target Center), will host the official NCHC Post-Game Party on Friday and Saturday nights following game action. Fans attending the post-game party will be treated to drink and food specials along with a venue recently ranked as one of America’s top-10 sports bars by ESPN Business Reporter, Darren Rovell in USA Today. Don’t miss out on the fun immediately following the Semifinal and Championship games at 508.


For hotel information, click here.

Helpful Resources
Minneapolis Fan Guide
Dining Options in Walking Distance from Target Center
Downtown Parking
Map of Downtown Skyway System
Map of the Warehouse Business District

For more information on getting to Target Center, click here.

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities available through the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, click here.


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