Hockey Day MN 2024 at Lake of the Woods… Make Plans Now

Hockey Day MN 2024Hockey Day Minnesota comes to Warroad January 25-27, 2024.  Located on the very SW corner of Lake of the Woods, this community has earned the reputation, and is known as Hockeytown USA®.  Consequently, it is very fitting this hockey crazed community will host this year’s celebration of Minnesota hockey!

Warroad is rolling out the red carpet for everyone who enjoys hockey, skating, tradition in Minnesota and small town charm to come, enjoy and celebrate.

Come early. Stay late. Skate everyday. That’s our motto. We are proud to offer ice time to our youth hockey players at no cost. We believe that’s what produces great players and allows for anyone to play the great game of hockey in our great State of Hockey. Join us as we partner with the Minnesota Wild, Bally Sports North and Minnesota Hockey in hosting Hockey Day Minnesota 2024! Learn about our history, our heritage, our ways of community-based hockey in Northern Minnesota which is a great place to live life on the ice!

What is Hockey Day MN?

Hockey Day MN 2024, WarroadHockey Day Minnesota is an annual event in Minnesota run in cooperation with the Minnesota Wild and Bally Sports North that celebrates the sport of hockey throughout the state. Now a multi-day showcase, the event is held in mid-to-late January or early February and typically consists of multiple high school games (a mixture of boys and girls), a men’s and/or women’s college hockey game, and concludes with a Minnesota Wild NHL game. With some games now taking place on Thursday and Friday, the main set of games are played on a Saturday and are broadcast on Bally Sports North. Most of the games are played at a featured outdoor location with a rink built specifically for the event. However, some of the college matchups are played in standard home arenas and all of the Wild games are played in an NHL venue (usually Xcel Energy Center).

What is there to do?

Festivities begin on Thursday, January 25 and conclude on Sunday, January 28, with Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday, January 27, 2024. See below for a full schedule of events and to get your tickets for HDM 2024!

The hockey rink will be set up on the south end of the Warriors football field on the school’s campus with a hockey village on the north side. Everything from a snow hill, a mini Riverbend Skate Path, firepits, vendors, VIP tents and another small rink, called the “Outlaw Rink and Warroad Lakers History,” will provide warmth and fun during the event.

The community features a 2.5-mile ice path, the Riverbend Skate Path , that connects seven rinks. A small version of that popular wintertime attraction will be on the far north end of the field.Hockey Day MN 2024 3D view

There will be groupings of igloos, a skate path, and a snow hill, lots of space to warm up around the fire or inside a massive entertainment tent with bands, food, beverages and merchandise.

Two large screens will provide a view of the action behind the VIP tent where food trucks, coffee and cocoa huts and the village beer garden will be set up.

This will be a celebration of hockey in Minnesota and in Warroad, but really so much more.  This event is about the the camaraderie and culture, the Native American heritage, and the many hockey legends that have built Hockeytown USA.

What is the schedule?

Hockey Day MN 2024 grandstandTHURSDAY, 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

Village Opens at 2 pm

5:30 pm Concordia vs. St. Olaf – MIAC DIII Men’s
8:00 pm Warroad vs. Roseau Alumni Game

Hockey Day MN 2024 rinkSATURDAY, JANUARY 27
Hockey Day
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 will help you with accommodations! They are taking creative approaches by partnering with area resorts for fishing packages, establishing areas to park wheelhouses, and designing bus trips originating from the region to accommodate day-trippers and the Twin Cities. It’s important for you to know that they’ve got all area hotels reserved for participating teams, village set-up suppliers, and VIPs. Let them know your package preferences and groups size by filling out the form below and someone will get in touch with you!

Hockey Day MN 2024, Stay and FishStay and Fish!

$700 per person + one (1), three-day HDM pass

Resort lodging 3 nights
Guided ice fishing 1 day
Transportation to and from HDM events Saturday (resort will be 25 – 30 miles from Warroad)
Sales & Lodging taxes included
Based on availability
Additional HDM tickets may be purchased separately

Hockey Day MN 2024 Wheel House VillageWheel House Village

With Electric (30 spaces available):
Price: $425 + two (2), three-day passes included

Weekend package (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Plowed and maintained space
Electric hookups
Heated bathrooms and showers nearby
Dump station
Transportation to and from HDM events (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Includes two 3 day passes
Without Electric (45 spaces available):
Price $325 + two (2), three-day passes

Weekend package (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Plowed and maintained space
Electric hookups
Heated bathrooms and showers nearby
Dump station
Transportation to and from HDM events (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Includes two 3 day passes

Contact for Package Details including transportation

Will there be transportation to Warroad and within Warroad?

The answer is YES.  Bus trips have been designed originating from the region to accommodate day-trippers and the Twin Cities.  Inquire here for details.

Get Tickets Here

Hockey, it is a tradition in Minnesota.  There is no mistake Minnesota is the state of hockey.  After this year’s Hockey Day MN 2024, there will likely be no doubt what area of the state is the community of hockey.  All are welcome.  Come up to Warroad the end of January and make some memories!


Hockey Day MN 2024 

Hospitality for Hockey Day MN 2024

Lodging around Lake of the Woods



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