For 2023, Hockey Day Minnesota will find a home in White Bear Lake
Once again, the festivities will feature several days of events and culminate with a day-long broadcast on Bally Sports North.
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Polar Lakes Park will serve as the home for the 17th annual celebration of hockey in the state.
The setting for Hockey Day Minnesota 2023 was revealed during the first intermission of Saturday's game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks game as events concluded in the snow in Mankato, host of this year's celebration.
"We are thrilled for White Bear Township to host Hockey Day Minnesota 2023," said Matt Majka, president of the Minnesota Wild, which made the announcement along with Bally Sports North and Minnesota Hockey.
"The White Bear hockey community has demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm and commitment for hosting a great celebration at next year's Hockey Day Minnesota."
Once again, the festivities will feature several days of events and culminate with a day-long broadcast on Bally Sports North. Proceeds will benefit White Bear's Area Hockey Association to grow sport starting at the youth level.
"We are honored and thrilled for the opportunity to host Hockey Day Minnesota 2023 in White Bear," said Corey Roberts, event chair for Hockey Day Minnesota 2023, in a statement. "Our local organizing team is committed to curating a hockey and winter extravaganza like no other that our communities and partners will be proud of."
A statewide celebration
In 2007, the Wild started Hockey Day Minnesota to celebrate the game. The annual event is produced in partnership with Bally Sports North, Minnesota Hockey and local communities which host the event.
Baudette Bay served as the host in 2007 and 2008, and since then, the event has been hosted in various locations around the state: Phalen Park (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011), Minnetonka (2012), Grand Rapids (2013), Elk River (2014), Saint Paul (2015), Duluth (2016), Stillwater (2017), St. Cloud (2018), Bemidji (2019), Minneapolis (2020), Guidant John Rose MN Oval (2021) and Mankato (2022).