Reserve your spot on the official Wind Chill Fan Bus to/from Winnipeg for our "Home" Opener on Saturday, April 18th!
-56 Passenger Coach Bus
-Drinking allowed on Coach Bus while in US Territories! (#GetSurly)
-Bus tickets available on a first-come first-serve basis!
-Game tickets should be purchased separately from the bus transportation on our online store
NOTE: A minimum of 40 fan bus seats must be sold by Sunday, March 15th, in order for the bus to travel! Full refunds will be provided if we are unable to sell enough seats. Spread the word!
Departure to Winnipeg Information:
Date: Saturday, April 18th
Departure Location: TBA (Minneapolis)
Boarding Time: 5:45am
Departure Time: 6:00am
Destination: Canad Inns Destination Centre Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0K5, Canada
Estimated Arrival: 3:00pm
Event Hotel Information:
Canad Inns Destination Centre Garden City
2100 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, MB R2V 3T9
Room Rate: $119.00 CAD - Standard - 2 Queens Beds (~$89 USD)
Eligible Dates: Friday, April 17th & Saturday, April 18th
Group Name: American Ultimate Disc League
Call to Reserve: 204-633-0024 (Hotel) or 1-888-332-2623 (Central Reservations)
Wind Chill game starts at 6:00pm on Saturday night. After checking in at hotel, passengers will be provided transportation to and from the game (venue is a short 5 minute drive from the offical event hotel).
The official post-game party (food, drinks, and dancing) will be held at the Event Centre attached to the Garden City Hotel!
Return to Minneapolis Information:
Date: Sunday, April 19th
Departure Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0K5, Canada
Boarding Time: 7:45am
Departure Time: 8:00am
Destination: TBA (Minneapolis)
Estimated Arrival: 5:00pm
Official Press Release (October 17, 2019):
The Minnesota Wind Chill announced today they will play their 2020 home opener on April 18, 2020 in Winnipeg, MB. They will take on the Montreal Royal indoors at WSF Soccer North; gates will open at 4:30pm for a 6:00pm start time.
The Wind Chill made league headlines last offseason signing six players from Winnipeg, becoming one of the first US-based AUDL teams to bolster their roster with Canadian talent. Led by Cam Burden (third on the team in assists), Quinn Snider (second on the team in goals with just 5 games played), Jesse Greenberg, and Mathew Ladyman, this four-man core made an immediate impact in their first season with the Wind Chill, combining to account for 54.0 percent of the team’s scores in 2019. The team has announced two year contract extensions for each of the four players.
Joining the Wind Chill for the Winnipeg game is Toronto Rush legend Mark Lloyd. Lloyd, who currently resides in Winnipeg, played for the Rush from 2013 to 2018 and set single-season franchise records for blocks (34; 2013) and point played (335; 2014) during his six year tenure. His resume includes one AUDL title, and three championship game appearances.
Fans can enjoy concessions, merchandise and 360-degree seating above the field at the 1000-person capacity venue. Also included are plans to serve beer, with Surly having already expanded to the Winnipeg market. The hosting committee expects the game to sell out; advance tickets are now available for purchase through the Wind Chill’s official online store.
It is expected that special VIP offerings and ticket upgrades will become available in the coming months as venue logistics are finalized. Those who’ve already purchased advance tickets will have the first chance to secure those special upgrades through exclusive email offers.
"There is no better way to double down on the great relationship we started with the Winnipeg ultimate community last year,” said GM and Head Coach Ben Feldman. “[Team owners] Omar [Ansari], Jim [Mott], and I are extremely excited to host our 2020 home opener north of the border...protected from the unpredictable April weather inside this great indoor venue in Winnipeg."
The Wind Chill will play their remaining five 2020 home games at Concordia University’s Sea Foam Stadium. Season tickets are available now, which includes a ticket to the special game in Winnipeg for those making the trip.