It's hockey season once again in the state (and capital city) that does it best. Here's how we get fired up for the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul.
Engage your competitive side
The Wild has to be on its A-game every time the players step on the ice and, as members of the team of 18,000, we need to match their mindset. Luckily, there are a few local gems that can help you prime this mentality. Stop by The Nook for a round of bowling (and a juicy lucy). Take on bubble hockey and skeeball at Rival House.
Grab some fresh air while exploring the 26.2 miles (the most of any city along the Mississippi) of the Mississippi River and Recreation Area—a national park that stretches through Saint Paul.
Remember: We’re daring
If you aren’t familiar with Saint Paul’s daredevil past, now is a great time to learn about the city’s adventurous history. Gangsters used Saint Paul as a safe haven from law enforcement in the 1930s, some robbing banks in Minneapolis before returning to safety in Saint Paul. So, when you're wondering if the Wild can actually make a run, just remember—crazier things have happened in the Capital City.
Raise one up
Regardless of how the season ends up, we'll always be the State of Hockey. Make a trip to one of Saint Paul’s many breweries and raise a pint to going wild for the Wild.
Since hockey is such a big part of Saint Paul's culture and history, we thought a timeline would be the best way to showcase the Capital City's deeply-rooted influence on the State of Hockey. Learn More