Minnesota Wild Opening Night: Fan Seen Tipping A 40 Ounce Into The 'Our Ice" Collection Station

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Minnesota Wild Opening Night: Fan Seen Tipping A 40 Ounce Into The 'Our Ice" Collection Station

This is the start to a new tradition for the Minnesota Wild. Their mission is to include water from fans' local hockey ponds, lakes and rinks to make the sheet at Xcel Energy Center "Our Ice" for the State of Hockey. To kick off the home opener, the Minnesota Wild invited local hockey greats and legends to bring the magic of their favorite ice to forge a winning home ice advantage from the victories of the past. Minnesotans Willard Ikola, Natalie Darwitz, Neal Broten, Terry Cullen, Dan Brooks and Mark Parrish added water to the Xcel Energy Center ice before the game and now you can too. Fans are encouraged to collect up to three ounces of water from their home pond or rink and bring it to any regular-season home game. It will become part of the ice for the 2017-2018 season. There is a water collection station located above the box office at gate one. 

A Minnesota Wild representative declined to comment on if and how the water is tested but they have this disclaimer: 

Please reference local DNR "Clean, Drain, Dispose" regulations to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

One fan was also seen tipping a 40 ounce into the collection station. Perhaps he was pouring it in memory of his home pond or rink that is now gone.


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