skip navigation


    NHA Northfield Arena Policies and Circulation

    Key Covid Arena Policies:

    See above map for player and spectator entry, exit, and circulation.  All players spectators should enter at the southeast entry to the arena and exit out the west door of the arena.

    All entrants must wear masks and practice social distancing. 

    Players must arrive fully dressed and will only be allowed to enter the arena 10 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.  No bags will be allowed in the arena.  Players must exit arena within 10 minutes of completion of their event.

    Below is a link to the complete COVID Plan and Polices:



    Click here for additional DIBS opportunities

    MinnHockey Minnesota Hockey MinnHockey

    NHA News

    January 11, 2019 at the St Olaf Ice Arena
    • FREE Mouthguards

    • By Dawn Patterson 11/26/2018, 9:00am CST
    • Team Managers to hand out Mouthguard Certificates for each player courtesy of Schieck Orthodontics
    • Read More

    Fun Drives the Hockey Engine

    Minnesota Hockey discusses the core of hockey: it's a game, meant to be fun.

    Check out the article here. 

    5 Tips for First-Time Hockey Parents

    USA Hockey gives some tips on being a first-time hockey parent. 

    Read the article here. 

    Does Talent Really Matter at 8U? - Jessi Hinrichs

    Former NHL defenseman and United States National Team alumnus Brian Pothier comments on advantages and disadvantages of talent early in a player's development. 

    Read the full article here. 

    5 misconceptions of 8U development - Michael Caples

    Zack Doyen, Director of Hockey for Orchard Lake United the first USA Hockey Model Association, discusses misconception in training 8U. 

    Read about it here.

    "If they’re not failing, they’re not improving" - Michael Rand

    USA Hockey and the ADM talks about failing and the road to success. The article discusses coaching strategies and mindsets for parents. 

    Check it out here. 

    "Exercising the Mental Muscle" - Jessi Pierce USA Hockey

    Check out the article from USA Hockey and the American Development Model website on mental toughness and the importance of having fun.

    Exercising the Mental Muscle with Bob Motzko

    How 8-Year-Olds Learn Best

    From USA Hockey and their American Development Model, they discuss how your young skater will get the most out of practice and what's better, to praise or to scold. 

    Read the full article here. 

    WINNERS practice til they get it right...CHAMPIONS practice til they can't get it wrong!