Department of Sports Facilities and Campus Recreation

Hockey Center

Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

HBNHC COVID-19 Facility Policy

The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center is once again open for organized youth and adult practices. Scrimmages and Games are not allowed at the present time. Please click the link below for the full HBNHC COVID-19 Facility Policy. All user groups are expected to follow the Facility Policy as well as any policies established by local youth associations and governing bodies (MN Hockey, MSHSL, Leagues, etc.). Updates from previous Policies include:

  • Players required to wear masks ON and OFF ice at all times while in the HBNHC
  • MN Self Assessment "Green Screen" required at entry
  • Entry to the HBNHC allowed 10 minutes prior to start of ice time for players and coaches
  • One parent/guardian per player allowed practices
  • Two spectators per player allowed for games
  • Hockey bags discouraged in facility (exception for goalies)
  • Players encouraged to enter facility fully dressed (exception of skates)


Facility Information:

The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center is a 6,000-seat hockey arena located on the south campus of St. Cloud State University.  The facility opened in December of 1989 and the main rink is named in honor of the late university President Brendan J. McDonald, who advocated the team's move to Division I hockey.  In April of 2013, the facility was renamed in honor of former St. Cloud State University and U.S. Olympic coach Herb Brooks.  The facility is home to St. Cloud State University’s Huskies Men's and Women’s Ice Hockey Division I teams and provides student recreation activities with St. Cloud State club hockey, intramural hockey, open skate and open hockey programs.

The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center is a host facility for the following programs:

  • St. Cloud State University Hockey
  • St. Cloud State Summer Hockey Camp
  • St. Cloud State 3v3 and 4v4 Spring Hockey Camps 
  • Saint John’s University Men’s Hockey
  • St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association
  • St. Cloud High School Hockey
  • Minnesota Hockey High Performance Camps
  • USA Hockey National Development Camps
  • St. Cloud State Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Facility Rental Rates:

  • Full Facility Rates
    • Peak Rate (Friday - Sunday): $5,000/day
    • Off Peak Rate (Monday - Thursday): $3,000/day
  • Husky Den
    • On-Campus Groups: $25/hour with 4 hour minimum
    • Off-Campus Groups: $50/hour with 4 hour minimum
  • Multipurpose Room
    • On-Campus Groups: $15/hour with 4 hour minimum
    • Off-Campus Groups: $15/hour with 4 hour minimum

Staff Information:

Cory Portner - Director

Jane Delahunt - Assistant Director

Dan Kronenberg - Lead Ice Technician
Jim Huberty - Ice Technician

Ice Rental Information:

Peak Rate (September - April): $190.00/hr.
Non-Peak (May - August):        $180.00/hr.

Contact us at 320-308-3327 or by email at