SOURCE: Red Bull North America

Red Bull North America

February 25, 2011 14:47 ET

Location Update: The OVAL to Now Host Hockey Teams From Around the World for Red Bull Open Ice 2011 World Finals

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - February 25, 2011) -

WHAT:
Hockey teams from all over the world competed in qualifying competitions that took place all around the globe in hopes of participating in the world phenomenon known as Red Bull Open Ice. This year, a team from Finland, who lost in 2010, is back and determined to win at the world finals this year. 

Red Bull Open Ice has earned its reputation for being one of the toughest hockey competitions forcing all who participate to prove their stamina and skills. 32 winning teams from each qualifier will arrive in Minneapolis on February 26th, 2011 ready to hit the open ice.

Red Bull Open Ice is about love of the game bringing the spirit and tradition of hockey back to its origins outdoors on frozen lakes and ponds. The only requirements are passion, a little talent and, of course, a helmet and skates. No frills or cushy arenas. Skating in freezing temperatures, the players are there for one reason only, to play the sport as it was meant to be played -- raw, where pure skill takes center stage.

For more information, updates, merchandise and more, visit www.redbullusa.com/openice.

WHO:
Red Bull took over ponds and lakes throughout the United States, Finland, Canada, Hungary, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia with an open invitation to hockey teams in all-day matches created for anyone ages 18 and over to participating. 32 teams will be competing in the World Finals in Minnesota on Saturday.

WHERE:
The OVAL
2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113
*Admission: The international tournament Saturday is free and open to the public.

WHEN:
Saturday, February 26, 2011
12:00 PM: Gates Open
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Round Robin Play
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Final 8
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Frozen 4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Championship

For photos from past Red Bull Open Ice events, visit www.redbullphotofiles.com

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