The WCHA Final Face-Off returns to Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on March 4-5, 2017!

Purchase 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off tickets

Featuring a bevy of nationally-ranked teams, schools with championship aspirations and pedigree, current and future Olympians and professionals, and the nation's top arenas, nowhere in the women's hockey landscape is there a brighter collection of talent, storied programs and passionate fans on display than in the two weeks of the WCHA postseason.

Watch Semifinals Online:
North Dakota vs. Wisconsin
Minnesota Duluth vs. Minnesota

2017 WCHA Final Face-Off Ticket Information
College hockey's top conference tournament returns to Ridder Arena March 4 and 5
Event: 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off


Saturday, March 4 Semifinals
  • Wisconsin vs. North Dakota, 2:07 p.m. CT
  • Minnesota vs. Minnesota Duluth, 5:07 p.m. CT


Sunday, March 5 Championship Game
  • Semifinal #1 winner vs. Semifinal #2 winner, 2:07 p.m. CT

3-Game Packages:

$35 – Reserved Chairback seating
$25 – General Admission (Adult)
$20 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth)
$10 – General Admission (Groups of 10+)

Single-Session Packages:

$20 – Reserved Chairback seating
$15 – General Admission (Adult)
$12 – General Admission (Seniors/Students/Youth)
$10 – General Admission (Groups of 10+)


Ticket packages for the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off are available for purchase directly through the Gopher Sales & Service Department; in-person at Mariucci Arena (during regular office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday), via phone at 612-624-8080 (Option 2) or online here. Certain fees may apply.

Interested in Group Tickets? Click here for details.
Meet WCHA Olympians!

The WCHA is thrilled to welcome back some of its past Olympians for Final Face-Off weekend. Meet these fantastic athletes, get autographs, and take your picture with WCHA Olympians between semifinal games on Saturday, March 4.

FREE WCHA Youth Clinic, Presented by Sports Minneapolis

Sign up here! - Download Clinic Information PDF

Here is your chance to skate with the WCHA! The WCHA Women's League is proud to host a free youth clinic, presented by Sports Minneapolis, on Sunday, March 5 as part of the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off championship weekend. Open to children 12 years and under (boys and girls), kids can skate on the Gophers' fabled Mariucci Arena ice and learn from WCHA Women's League coaches and alumni – some of the best to ever lace up the skates.

The clinic will be divided into two (2) sessions, depending on age, and will feature several activities focusing on fundamental hockey skills such as skating, stickhandling and shooting – all taught by WCHA representatives. Sign up here.

Alumni Game and Celebration

Alumni: sign-up here!

Whether you graduated 17 years ago or last June, you are forever part of the WCHA family! There are several fun activities planned for alumni during the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off weekend, in and around Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. We hope you and your families will join us for as many as you can!

About the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off

The sport's premier collegiate conference tournament – the WCHA Final Face-Off – returns to the women's hockey hotbed of Minneapolis and Ridder Arena on March 4 and 5, 2017. Annually pitting four of the nation's top programs, the WCHA's final four teams will compete for the league's playoff championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

About Ridder Arena

The nation's first-ever facility built specifically for women's hockey, Ridder Arena is home to the six-time national champion University of Minnesota Gopher Women's Hockey Program. Since its opening in 2002, Ridder Arena has been a regular host of WCHA Championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013), NCAA Regionals and Frozen Fours (2010, 2013 and 2015).

About Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. No other American city has a chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails within the city limits literally steps from the most vibrant arts and music scene outside NYC, the best shopping in the region, and museums among the finest in the nation. From ski hills to shopping malls, muskie to Monet, biking to beef bourguignon, Minneapolis is the American city where natural and urban drama share a single stage.