It's cold in "The State of Hockey"... good.

It's been more than 80 years since the University of Minnesota hosted an outdoor hockey game. That all ends this month!

The Golden Gophers will host the 2014 Hockey City Classic  Friday, January 17th at TCF Bank Stadium. The Golden Gopher will host a double header starting with the women's team taking on Minnesota State at 4:30 followed by the men's team taking on  Ohio State at 8:00. It's going to be a GREAT day of hockey at TCF Bank Stadium.

Before the 2014 Hockey City Classic gets started, the ice will be open for a  FREE public skate day, January 12th.

The tickets are limited and on a first come first serve basis. For details on the open skate and where to get tickets, click HERE.