Photo courtesy MN RollerGirls
Here’s your winter parenting sports guide!
All these exclamation points are to drum up your enthusiasm!
(Note: Not all events listed here happen outside. Some of them happen in the magical confines known as “indoors.”)
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
More than 2,000 dancers—aged junior high through college—will compete in the 2015 Spirit of America Championship. Dance teams will come from all over the region will bring. it. on. Here’s the schedule—watch for Eden Prairie High School and UW-Wisconsin.
Jan. 16 - 18 Hockey Day Minnesota
Opens 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 16
$5 - $25 (kids under age 10 free)
St. Paul’s Holman Field
For the ninth year, The Wild, Fox Sports North, and Serving Our Troops (plus some folks who love hockey) will convene celebrate the great state of hockey, with huge matchups like St. Paul Police vs. St. Paul Fire (7:30 pm Friday). Here’s Wild.com’s coverage of last year’s event.
Jan. 17, Feb., 7, March 14 Minnesota RollerGirls
$13 - $18
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Semi-Finals on Feb. 7. Championship on March 14. If you've never been, go. It's a hoot! It is family friendly.
Jan. 23 – 24 North Star College Cup
Xcel Energy Center
Cheer on Minnesota’s Division 1 hockey teams (minus St. Cloud State) at this two-day event.
Jan. 10, 21, 23, 28, 31
Feb. 4, 6, 9, 11, 20, 25, 28
March 2, 4, 7, 16, 22, 25, 30
Family Fun Nights are Feb. 20, March 7, and March 22: four lower or upper level tickets, four vouchers for ice cream or popcorn, and four vouchers for a post game free throw on the court. Meal Deal Mondays are Feb. 9, March 2, March 22, and March 30. Go see the rookie!
Jan. 8, 10, 17, 19
Feb. 3, 7, 9, 12, 14, 22, 24
March 3, 8, 10, 13, 19, 21, 27, 28
Xcel Energy Center
On Jan. 17—Hockey Day!—all fans receive a Wild thermal travel mug. Also, did you know the Wild has an official, charitable Kids Club? Wild lunch box included.
And at the University of Minnesota
Gopher Men’s Basketball and Gopher Women’s Basketball through March 8. Gopher Men’s Hockey and Gopher Women’s Hockey through March 14. Gopher Women’s gymnastics have three home meets in January and three in February. Here’s the men’s gymnastics schedule. And here’s the men’s wrestling schedule, too.
Go Gophers! Go Big Ten! Keep us warm!