Jan. 6, 2010
MADISON, Wis. - Exactly one month from today, the Wisconsin men's and women's hockey teams will take to ice at Camp Randall Stadium and add to the ever-growing legacy of hockey in the State of Wisconsin. On Feb. 6, 2010, Wisconsin will take part in the Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic.
The main events feature the Wisconsin women's hockey team playing Bemidji State at 2 p.m., followed by the Wisconsin men's hockey team facing Michigan at 5 p.m.
THE STANLEY CUP
If the games are the main course, consider the appetizer a visit from the Stanley Cup. On Friday, Feb. 5, game ticket-holders can view the Cup and get a photo taken between noon and 10 p.m. inside Heritage Hall at the southeast corner of the football stadium.
COCA-COLA FAN EXPERIENCE
Fans who hold a ticket to the games can also enjoy the Coca-Cola Fan Experience on game day. From 1 p.m. until the beginning of the third period of the men's hockey game, the McClain Center, located adjacent to Camp Randall Stadium, will house the event.
Included in the Experience are interactive games and traveling displays from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Displays will include some of the major hardware like the Conn Smythe Trophy awarded to the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs, a Wisconsin hockey exhibit, Legends of Hockey exhibit featuring items from Team USA, the Olympics, Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's Original Six and more.
The "Badger Warmup" will run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and those attending will need a separate ticket apart from the game. Taking place inside the UW Fieldhouse, the "Warmup" will feature brats, sausage, cheese, chips, cookies, beer and soda with UW legends and sports heroes, including Barry Alvarez, Bucky and the UW Spirit Squad, as well as a raffle. Entertainment will also be provided. Click here for "Badger Warmup" tickets.
KEEPING WARM DURING THE GAMES
Don't fret the cold. Fans at the games will be able to enter the McClain during the Coca-Cola Fan Experience from 1 p.m. until the start of the third period of the mens' game. Beginning at 5 p.m., the UW Fieldhouse will become a warming area to all game ticket holders. Prior to 5 p.m., only those fans with tickets to the official "Badger Warm-Up" will have access to the UW Fieldhouse.
If you are interested in tickets to the game, click here. Tickets for the general public cost $25. Tickets for groups of 20 or more run $15. UW Students tickets cost $10.
For more information on the game, check out the UWBadgers.com Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic Web Site. You can also become a fan of the game on Facebook.