Move aside Nutcracker! Farewell, Rudolph! Bumble along abominable snowman! The Holiday Face-Off returns to Fiserv Forum on December 28th & 29th bringing the hard-hitting holiday cheer to Deer District. Four teams from across the country will go head-to-head in this high-adrenaline, two-day tournament for a chance to be crowned 2022 Holiday Face-Off Champions. Before you celebrate the New Year’s Eve ball drop, be sure to catch the puck drop at this annual holiday tradition. As if you needed any more reasons to punch your ticket to this unique event, we put together a list of reasons you can’t miss this year’s Holiday Face-Off!
Pre-Game: Fun for the Whole Family
Bring the fam for two days of fun at Fiserv Forum! Whether you are big-time hockey fans or just looking for something to do during winter break, this tournament is fun for the whole family. Make the most of the break, get out of the house, and enjoy four games of fast-paced hockey action sure to excite fans of all ages and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Period 1: High-Octane Hockey
You’ll be in Hockey heaven at the Holiday Face-Off. This year, the tournament features the UMass Minutemen (Currently ranked 17th in the nation), the Clarkson Golden Knights, the Lake Superior State Lakers, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers in a duel for hockey supremacy at Fiserv Forum. Experience the intensity of college hockey in person and feel the heart-racing action and the roar of the crowd as these four teams look to claim the crown of 2022 Holiday Face-Off Champions.
Period 2: See the Stars of Tomorrow, Today!
The four teams in this year’s tournament are loaded with talent soon to plaster social media accounts and sports talk shows, jerseys, and TV ads across the country. Last year, 17 of the athletes that played in the Holiday Face-Off were drafted by the NHL. Watch as the stars of tomorrow shine bright, light the lamp, and crash along the boards!
Period 3: A Spectacular Atmosphere
When it comes to sports, there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of a college fanbase. The bands, the fans, and the wide variety of play styles make for some of the most exciting atmospheres in all of sports. Feel the electric energy of the teams’ fanbases and the frantic excitement as the games come down to the wire in the comfort of Fiserv Forum. With sightlines second-to-none and world-class concessions, you’ll be able to sit on the edge of your seat or sit back and bask in two days of hockey action with ease.
Overtime: A Sea of Red
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has made Milwaukee its second home over the past year. Appearing in the one-of-a-kind experience of college hoops on a baseball diamond with the Brew City Battle and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds in the same building, the Badgers and their outstanding fanbase have made the trip to the Cream City to make every game feel like a home game. Watch at the edge of your seat as the 2021 Holiday Face-Off Champion Badgers take on the Minutemen, Lakers, and Golden Knights and look to defend their title.
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Looking for more holiday fun? Check out all the holiday happenings and be sure to make your New Year’s Eve plans to keep the festive fun rolling into 2023!
Can’t get enough hockey? Pack your weekend full of forechecks and dekes with a Milwaukee Admirals game against the Grand Rapids Griffins next door at UWM-Panther Arena on December 30th.