Monday, December 31, 2007

Tom Reid's Hockey Bar

My wife and I were down at the Xcel Energy Center yesterday checking to see if the Xcel Energy Center Box Office had any good Wild Tickets for the Minnesota Wild hockey game on 12/31. After getting shutout on the Minnesota Wild Tickets, we decided to grab a few appetizers at Tom Reid's Hockey Bar. It was the first time that I had been there on a non Minnesota Wild game night. The place was empty so I had a chance to check out all of the great NHL and Minnesota Wild memorabilia on the walls. There is some great stuff to check out. I knew that Tom Reid's was an excellent place to grab a cold beer and an order of cheese curds but I had no idea that it was filled with so much hockey memorabilia. Tom Reid's Hockey Pub is definitely worth checking out next time you are at the Xcel Energy center in Saint Paul.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Xcel is all about hockey

The Xcel Energy Center is all about hockey right through the new year. The Xcel hosts the Minnesota Wild four more times in December – click for Minnesota Wild Schedule and then hosts high school boys hockey in the seventh annual Schwans cup December 26th – 28th. –click for Schwans Cup Tournament information. If you love music at the Xcel Energy center, you will have to wait until January 11th when Barry Manilow takes the stage. Happy Holidays Minnesota hockey and Xcel Energy Center fans!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Disney High School Musical

Disneys High School Musical Tour on Ice will be at the Xcel Energy Center this weekend starting on Friday December 16th performing through Sunday December 17th. I know my kids love the High School Musical Characters and are looking forward to singing along to all of their favorite songs. It amazes me how Disney continues to dominate the world of children’s entertainment and how they are so adaptable to our changing society. Whether it’s Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck or Raven and Hannah Montana, Disney has been bringing solid entertainment to the lives of kids for generations. Be sure to buy your High School Musical tickets today!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Xcel Energy Center Superior to Target Center

After going to a recent Timberwolves game at the Target Center, I realized how thankful I am for the Xcel. I know the Xcel Energy Center is newer, but the Target Center just feels so much more dated and there is a different energy at the Xcel in St Paul than at the Target Center Minneapolis. Maybe it’s because the Wild have actually won a few games and the Timberwolves keep coming up short. Regardless of the circumstances, St Paul definitely hit a gold mine with the Xcel Energy Center!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Xcel home to Minnesota Wild 12/5

The Xcel Energy Center is home to the Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team. The Minnesota Wild boast regular sell-outs at the Xcel Energy Center and even call the full Xcel the Wild team of 18,000. Minnesota Wild tickets are hard to fine, but local ticket brokers like Ticket King can always help you out. You pay a little bit more, but if you want to see a Minnesota Wild home game at the Xcel Energy center, you only have a few choices: 1. Join the Minnesota Wild Season Ticket waiting list and be prepared to pay thousands of dollars for a season ticket package 2. Wait in line for days outside of the Xcel Energy Center before the single Wild game on-sale or 3. Buy from local ticket brokers like Ticket King.