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In The State of Hockey we bring our beloved game with us where ever we go. We shovel off the pond behind our house. We build rinks in our yards, on our ponds - where ever it fits! We frequent local arena for open hockey or to cheer on the local teams. As we continue the tradition of This is Our Ice for the third season, we invite you to bring the water that represents your home ice, and contribute that water to make our ice sheet at Xcel Energy Center for the 2019-2020 Wild season.


In addition to your contribution of water, we'd love to see your rink too. If you're the builder of a backyard rink, send us before-and-after photos so we can share them with all of the citizens of the State of Hockey. The same goes for your lake or pond rink. We're excited to continue the tradition and let our fans know that a little bit of that home ice advantage comes from your home ice, right in your own backyard!


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


Bring your water to any home game this season at Xcel Energy Center and be entered to win suite tickets.
For each different location from which you contribute water, you'll be entered to win tickets in an Xcel Energy Center suite for the final home game on March 28 vs. Buffalo. In addition, you will receive a custom sign to place on "your ice" that officially recognizes your contribution.

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 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


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