Hockey Day Minnesota, a partnership with the Minnesota Wild and Bally Sports North will take place the week of January 16-23rd, 2022 on the grounds of Minnesota State University at Blakeslee Field. In past years, this event has brought 15,000 spectators just on Hockey Day, alone. We have expanded programing to make this a seven-day winter celebration to showcase our region and bring visitors in from across the state to experience, “This is How We Hockey.”
With the goal of Hockey Day Minnesota to grow the game of hockey, we made the commitment to get every Mankato Youth Hockey Association team; a total of 450+ kids from Mites through Bantams on Hockey Day Minnesota ice. Each will receive a Black Biscuit commemorative Hockey Day Minnesota jersey and socks.
We want to make this iconic experience legendary for our participants, spectators, and sponsors. We have a hockey village a winter carnival like atmosphere for games, food, beverages and activities for families and spectators of all ages to enjoy throughout the week. The detailed schedule and ticket information is located at www.hockeydaymnmankato.com.
Goalie Night is open to all levels of MAHA goalies and is lead by Des Christopher and his staff at The Goalie Club.
11/21/2021 6:15 PM 7:15 PM NORTH
12/5/2021 5:30 PM 6:35 PM MCC
12/12/2021 5:45 PM 6:45 PM MCC
1/9/2022 5:45 PM 6:45 PM MCC
With the 2021-2022 season starting we have had some questions come up regarding positive Covid cases within teams. Below is a link to MN Hockey Covid-19 Statement. MAHA will be utilizing this as our guidance through the season.
If you are informed of a positive case, please notify the team manager via email which they can forward to the team. Teams will determine if there are any close contacts. If none can be confirmed, only the positive case needs to sit out. The rest of the team can continue playing. If we have a situation where several players are positive, we will reconsider the situation.
We are excited that our community has noticed the extreme shortage of indoor ice and the poor ice facilities here in Mankato and we appreciate the investment into indoor ice. We will continue working towards developing a solution to the substantial shortage of indoor ice for all users of indoor ice in our community and one that will make a more significant impact in our ice shortage issue.
While the proposed 3 on 3 rink in the Shopko space is a very good addition to Mankato, the specialized 3 on 3 rink doesn’t independently meet the needs of our community. The half-sized 3 on 3 rink meets a very specialized niche market within the hockey community and does little for MAHA and the vast majority of the community members that encompass the 61 user groups of indoor ice in our community. These 61 user groups include public skating, Learn to Skate, Figure Skating Club, MAHA, Boys and Girls High School teams, Family skate nights, etc.
We will continue to work with the joint partners with ASA and other supporters of improving our indoor recreation facilities, to find a solution to the indoor ice needs for the kids and families in our community. Further, there was a feasibility study completed in November of 2013 by the National Association of Sports Commissions which stated our community could support 2 additional full indoor ice sheets, so while adding a half sheet of ice is a welcomed addition, it does little to address the overall need. MAHA alone has increased the number of participants since the time of that feasibility study by 31% and the shortage of ice continues to get worse.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering Dasher Board and Wall Sign sponsorships at All Seasons Arena!
This sponsorship will bring over 350,000 views to your business and at the same time helps keep the cost of hockey low for our community.
Show your support for the Mankato Area Hockey Association today by sponsoring. If interested contact:
Matt Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Boelter email@example.com
Dasher Board Sponsorship is $750 per year and Wall Sign Sponsorship is $1,000 per year.
Click HERE for more details!
Live Barn is now available for both the north and south rinks at ASA and will soon be available at MCC. Live Barn is a website that allows you to watch games and some practices from your computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. Live Barn is transmitting from over 100 rinks in Minnesota.
MAHA’s stance on bad weather accounts for parents to make an ultimate decision on behalf of the child. All Seasons Arena typically does not close due to poor weather, therefore MAHA does not cancel practice on poor weather days, even if school is called. However, any practices being held on days school is let out due to weather are considered “optional”, yet coaches will attend the practice time for anyone wishing to attend. Players missing such practices will NOT be subject to any team rule sanctions.
In the case of school cancellations, all non-district games will automatically be cancelled. In the case of district games, teams must follow the District 9 policy, which calls for both teams agreeing to cancel a game before it can be cancelled.