Xcel Energy Center
Take in a show with your valentine this year.
Kicking off the Xcel Energy Center’s first show of 2014 is a performer who’s both familiar with the venue — and quite familiar with Minnesota’s love of the outdoors.
Josh Harding and Zach Parise are working on getting in game shape as the Wild are working on winning their sixth in seven games with Ottawa in town. Harding is making progress, hoping to be back soon. However, he’s not getting specific about his illness issues. He has multiple sclerosis.
Ryan O’Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Saturday night. Gabriel Landeskog and Maxime Talbot also scored for the Avalanche, winners in five of seven. O’Reilly had his first two-goal game of the season.
This one came to us without a name, but it’s from someone who wanted to know: How do they read our gas meters?
Here are five of the best musical events gracing the stages of Minnesota in 2014.
The Minnesota Wild expect the 10 millionth fan to attend the team’s next home game Dec. 29 against the New York Islanders at Xcel Energy Center. The 10 millionth fan will receive a prize package. It includes a custom Wild 10 Millionth Fan jersey, a team-signed hockey puck, four tickets to the Wild game against Detroit at 1 p.m. on March 22 and four tickets to the Big Ten Championship Game at 7 p.m. on March 22 at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota will host more Frozen Fours. Xcel Energy Center was named the site of the 2018 men’s hockey championship, which also came to the arena in 2002 and 2011. The Gophers have served as the host for the national semifinals and title games eight times previously, with the last six in St. Paul.
The Vikings broke ground on a new stadium this week. It’s a project so big, it muscled its way straight onto the list of largest public projects in state history. It’s bigger than the I-35W bridge construction, bigger than the St. Croix bridge crossing. And that’s just the start.
Luke Bryan is hoping you can make it his kind of night as he brings his concert tour to the Xcel Energy Center next March. The country star, whose recent album “Crash My Party” scored the biggest debut for a male country artist in nearly a decade, will be performing in St. Paul on Sunday, March 2 at 7:30.
Paws up, little monsters! Lady Gaga is coming to St. Paul next year. The queen of costumes announced Tuesday that she’ll be bringing her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour to the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, May 20.
If there’s anything the kiddos love more than their favorite Disney stars, it’s when those same Disney stars strap on a pair of skates and hit the ice. This year, when Disney On Ice comes to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this December, they’ll have plenty of familiar faces, beyond the stars, in tow.
The Minnesota Wild has a brand new Zamboni – it’s first new ice resurfacer in 14 years. It’ll be a few weeks before the 8,620 pound machine is in “game shape,” but that had us wondering: how do Zambonis work?
Avoid the shopping frenzy and do something fun on Black Friday.
Minnesotans who have been praying for an up-close-and-personal look at Miley Cyrus’s twerking abilities, or lack thereof, will not have much longer to wait. The Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation announced Wednesday that the pop superstar — and her tongue — will be performing in St. Paul next March.