Predict the Frozen Faceoff participants and champion to win

free tickets and hotel for the 2025 NCHC Frozen Faceoff

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), Xcel Energy Center and Visit Saint Paul are once again offering fans the opportunity to win the complete 2025 Frozen Faceoff experience as the “Pick Your Frozen Faceoff” Contest hosted by Visit Saint Paul returns. Fans who enter will have a chance to win all-session tickets, hotel, and dinner for the final NCHC championship weekend in Saint Paul on March 21-22, 2025.

The sweepstakes involve fans predicting the four NCHC teams they believe will advance to this year’s 2024 NCHC Frozen Faceoff Semifinals on March 22. Next, fans select the two teams they think will make the Championship game on March 23 and ultimately who will lift the NCHC Frozen Faceoff trophy. The final question requires fans to guess how many total goals will be scored during all three games of the 2024 NCHC Frozen Faceoff, which will serve as a tiebreaker if needed.

Fans can submit their predictions through an online entry form and are limited to one entry per person. The sweepstakes entry period begins today, Tuesday, February 27, and ends on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 10 p.m., with the NCHC’s best-of-three quarterfinal series getting underway on Friday, March 15.

One lucky fan who predicts everything correctly for the 2024 championship will win four (4) all-session tickets to the 2025 NCHC Frozen Faceoff at Xcel Energy Center on March 21-22, as well as a two-night stay at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront on March 21-22, 2025. In addition, the “Pick Your Frozen Faceoff” Sweepstakes hosted by Visit Saint Paul winner will receive a gift certificate to Herbie’s on the Park adjacent to Xcel Energy Center.

For complete rules of the “Pick Your Frozen Faceoff” Contest hosted by Visit Saint Paul and to enter by mail, click here. The winner of this year’s contest will be announced on social media and contacted by Xcel Energy Center the week following the Frozen Faceoff.

This year’s NCHC Frozen Faceoff is once again hosted at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. on March 22-23, 2024. All-session ticket packages and single-session tickets are on sale now at

Along with seeing three Frozen Faceoff games and a champion crowned, fans attending the Frozen Faceoff also have the opportunity to see the Minnesota Wild play. The Wild host the St. Louis Blues on Championship Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. prior to the title game. Fans can purchase tickets to the Minnesota Wild game here.

Several fan events are also planned around Frozen Faceoff weekend. NCHC Fan Fest will again be held prior to Frozen Faceoff games each day on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23. NCHC Fan Fest, which features interactive games, food and drink, music, and more, will take place in the afternoon before the hockey games at Smorgie’s Bar on Smith Avenue across 7th Street West from Xcel Energy Center. On Friday, March 22, Fan Fest will take place from 2-6 p.m., while Saturday it will be from 4-7 p.m. Along with food and drinks, bubble hockey and air hockey will be available for fans to enjoy.

A day earlier on Thursday, March 21, team practices for the four participating teams will be open to the public at Xcel Energy Center, beginning at 10 a.m. That night, Xcel Energy Center will host the annual NCHC Fan Skate from 7-8:30 p.m. The NCHC Fan Skate is also free and open to the public. The annual NCHC Awards Celebration will take place on the eve of the Frozen Faceoff, as well, at the St. Paul Event Center in downtown Saint Paul at 5:15 p.m. The Awards Celebration will be streamed live for free on, while student-athlete families and guests may attend with admission $30.

The 2024 NCHC Tournament gets underway with the best-of-three quarterfinal series from March 15-17, as the top four seeds will host the bottom four seeds. The four quarterfinal series winners move on to the Frozen Faceoff at Xcel Energy Center. All NCHC quarterfinal games can be seen live on