One big event overshadows the entire week here at the National Sports Center: the Minnesota Deer Classic, March 7-9. We bought this show from long-time owner Hugh Price last year and moved it from the St. Paul Fairgrounds to the Schwan Center here on campus.
We're extremely excited about our new partnership with ScentBlocker and Tree Spider brand gear and safety accessories. Thanks to them, our list of celebrity guests at the show is second to none! Some of the biggest names in the hunting world will be here at our show. Check out all the news on the show here.
We like to brag about the size and scope of our facilities and our events but the weekend of February 28-March 2 may be unprecedented even for us. The Schwan Super Rink will be host to FOUR separate events at the same time. Good thing we have eight sheets of ice. So here they are:
The Rush 3v3 Festival kicks off the week
The week started busy enough for us here with our annual President's Day 3v3 hockey tournament. We welcomed over 40 teams to this year's event, where the focus is on lots of ice time as small-sided 3v3 teams play cross-ice. Plenty of opportunity for touches on the puck and working on moving in confined spaces. Despite the snow in the morning, the event will go off without an altered schedule.