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Here, our waters are special. And so is our ice. From the North Shore to the Rock River and every unnamed backyard pond in between, it's where we call home. It's why every year we create the ice at Xcel Energy Center with these communal waters that mean so much to our fans and our team. We're asking you to help us collect water from all 10,000 Minnesota lakes.
We promise to defend it with our sticks and our courage. Celebrate it in our pursuit of excellence. And honor it with our greatest efforts.


Bring your water to any home game this season at Xcel Energy Center and be entered to win suite tickets

Can't make it to a game? Send us your water.

Just fill out this form and send it along with your water (no more than 3 oz.) to the following address:

Minnesota Wild
Attn: This Is Our Ice
317 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Water Submission Form

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources LakeFinder contains data for thousands of Minnesota lakes. Click below to explore lakes throughout the State of Hockey.

The Minnesota Wild supports our state's "Clean, Drain, Dispose" laws that help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Wild was granted a general permit by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that allows fans to bring up to three ounces of water from their local ponds, lakes and rivers to help us make the ice at Xcel Energy Center.

Please reference local DNR "Clean, Drain, Dispose" regulations to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Official Rules


Search, zoom and click/tap to view the water sources and stories behind Our Ice this season.



Share a photo or video of your water being collected, or just your favorite body of water, rink or anywhere else hockey is played, on social media.