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Ice Hockey

Minnesota State Sport

NCAA women's ice hockey (Minnesota vs. Wisconsin at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis); photo by Doug Wallick on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Sport of Minnesota

Minnesota designated ice hockey as the official state sport in 2009. All State Sports

Adopting ice hockey as the state sport was suggested by sixth-graders at Minnetonka Middle School East, who collected over 600 signatures in support of the proposal.

From the frozen lakes to the iconic arenas, Minnesota is home to some of the most passionate and dedicated hockey players in the world. Whether you're a fan of the Minnesota Wild, the Minnesota Gophers, high school hockey, or just love hitting the rink with friends, hockey is ingrained in Minnesota culture.