Department of Sports Facilities and Campus Recreation

Hockey Center

Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

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

Ice Rental Information:

Peak Rate (September - April): $195.00/hr.
Non-Peak (May - August):        $185.00/hr.

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

Open Skate & Open Hockey:

Event schedules can be found on our Facebook page.

Rates: $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Children, $2.00 Skate Rental
*No Charge - Children 5 and under
*No Charge - SCSU students with valid ID