Hey there Frozen Four Fans! We are counting down until the puck drops here in Tampa Bay for the 2012 Frozen Four Men's Hockey National Championships at the Tampa Bay Times Forum!
 
The games aren't the only cool things going on here in Tampa Bay next week, as there will be plenty of fan gathering festivities starting on Wednesday, April 4th all the way up to game time on Saturday evening!
 
Here is the lowdown on the festivities and the times for each:
 
Wednesday, April 4
All Day team Fan Gathering Locations Channelside
11 a.m.-Noon team Practice – Ferris State Tampa Bay Times Forum
12:15-1:15 p.m. team Practice – Union (New York) Tampa Bay Times Forum
1:30-2:30 p.m. team Practice – Minnesota Tampa Bay Times Forum
2:45-3:45 p.m. team Practice – Boston College Tampa Bay Times Forum
Note: Wednesday’s team practice sessions are free and open to the public and media.
 
Thursday, April 5
All Day team Fan Gathering Locations Channelside
1-4:30 p.m. Frozen Fest™ Tampa Bay Times Forum (West Plaza)
2-2:30 p.m. (estimated) Team Red Carpet arrivals – Tampa Bay Times Forum (West Plaza)
Ferris State and Union (New York)
3 p.m. Doors open – Gate Giveaway courtesy of AT&T and Bauer Tampa Bay Times Forum
4:30 p.m. Semifinal Game No. 1 Tampa Bay Times Forum
5:30-6 p.m. (estimated) Team Red Carpet arrivals – Tampa Bay Times Forum (West Plaza)
Boston College and Minnesota
8 p.m. Semifinal Game No. 2 Tampa Bay Times Forum
 
Friday, April 6
All Day team Fan Gathering Locations Channelside
4-5 p.m. AT&T Autograph Session with teams and Channelside
Hobey Hat trick Finalists
4 p.m. College hockey’s unfrozen Friday at Channelside Channelside
5-5:20 p.m. Participating Band Performances Channelside
5:20-5:45 p.m. Hockey humanitarian award Presentation Channelside
5:45-6 p.m. Announcement of the CCM hockey all-Americans Channelside
6-6:45 p.m. Broadcast of the Hobey Baker memorial Streaming Live at Channelside
award Presentation
 
Saturday, April 7
All Day team Fan Gathering Locations Channelside
1-7 p.m. Frozen Fest Tampa Bay Times Forum (West Plaza)
1:30-3:30 p.m. open Skate Tampa Bay Times Forum
5-5:30 p.m. Team Red Carpet arrivals Tampa Bay Times Forum (West Plaza)
5:30 p.m. Doors open – Gate Giveaway courtesy Tampa Bay Times Forum
of Bauer and the NCAA respect campaign
 
Now of course, in addition to all of the hockey related fan festivities, Tampa Bay has plenty of things to keep you busy during your stay with us, so be sure to check out our website for more information on things to do in Tampa Bay!