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About The Rink Live website

What started out as the vision of hockey writers, The Rink Live has now become the Upper Midwest's most comprehensive and credible content publication for ALL things Hockey, including coverage of youth, high school, junior, college, and professional hockey.

The Rink Live website and social channels serves as your headquarters for the best hockey coverage.

    Top-shelf videos on YouTube and The Rink Live

    Get in-depth interviews by Kirsten Krull with the top prospects in the game.
    Each week, The Rink Live podcast features the game's most notable players, coaches, analysts and alumni.

    Our Team

    Read about the experience reporter Kirsten Krull brings to The Rink Live team. Kirsten’s experience with the Minnesota Wild and love of the game provides the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Read about the experience reporter Sydney Wolf brings to The Rink Live team. Sydney’s experience with the St. Cloud State Huskies and love of the game provides the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Read about the experience and expertise sports reporter Jess Myers brings to The Rink Live team. His writing experience and love of the game provides the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Read about the experience and expertise sports reporter Mick Hatten brings to The Rink Live team. Mick’s experience inside the rink as well as covering the sport combines with a love of the game to provide the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Read about the experience and expertise sports reporter Matt Wellens brings to The Rink Live team. Matt has always raised his hand to cover the sport of hockey, and his experience combined with a love of the game provides the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Read about the experience and expertise sports reporter Brad Elliott Schlossman brings to The Rink Live team. Brad’s storytelling skills and writing experience provides the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Read about the experience Eli Swanson, audience engagement specialist, brings to The Rink Live team. Eli’s love of the game provides the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Read about the experience and expertise former NHL scout and USHL coach Pierre-Paul Lamoureux brings to The Rink Live team. Pierre’s knowledge and leadership provides the comprehensive hockey news and coverage fans deserve.
    Athlete ambassadors for The Rink Live
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    Jake Sanderson
    Hometown: Whitefish, Montana
    School: UND Fighting Hawks
    NHL Rights: Ottawa Senators (1st Round, 5th Overall)
    Instagram Following: 14K
    2022 Team USA Olympian
    2021 WJC Gold Medalist
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    Brock Faber
    Hometown: Maple Grove, MN
    School: University of MN Gophers
    NHL Rights: Los Angeles Kings (2nd Round, 45th Overall)
    Instagram Following: 5.3K
    2022 Team USA Olympian
    2021 WJC Gold Medalist
    Team United States goalkeeper Maddie Rooney (35) makes a save Feb. 8, 2022
    Maddie Rooney
    Hometown: Andover, MN
    School: UMD Bulldogs
    Instagram Following: 19.3K
    2x Team USA Olympian
    2018 Olympic Gold Medalist
    2x World Championship Gold Medalist
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    Blake Biondi
    Hometown: Hermantown, MN
    School: UMD Bulldogs
    NHL Rights: Montreal Canadiens (4th Round, 109th Overall)
    Instagram Following: 5.4K
    2020 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award Winner
    2020 U-18 Team USA
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    Jack Peart
    Hometown: Grand Rapids, MN
    School: St. Cloud State Huskies
    NHL Rights: Minnesota Wild (2nd Round, 54th Overall)
    Instagram Following: 2.7K
    2021 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award Winner
    2022 World Junior Team USA

    Partner Packages

    The Rink Live is looking for partners who want to join us as we grow our hockey content, coverage and audience. Here are your opportunities:

    Gold sponsorship package

    Branding in all The Rink Live promotional campaigns

    Podcast Thumbnail Branding and Live Mentions

    Header Branding in all Print and E-Edition Hockey sections

    Online banner ads

    Social co-branding or tagging

    Print/E-Edition ads

    Silver sponsorship package

    YouTube Header branding

    Online banner ads

    Branding of Polls and Stats

    Live mentions in Podcasts, Videos, Social Streams

    Product Placement Package

    Partner with a TRL Host who will showcase your clothing, brew, specialty, or locally made product

    Mentions, brought to you by's, product call-outs

    Print Ads

    Full-color print ads in The Rink Live's special sections

    Custom proposals

    E-Edition Ads

    Full-color print ads in The Rink Live's E-Editions

    Custom proposals

    Digital Banner Ads

    Muliple display ad sizes: 728x90, 300x250, 320x50, 300x600

    Formats: Jpeg, tags, png

    Focused targeting to Hockey, TRL Content

    Campaigns uniquely built

    Video Pre-roll

    Optional :15 or :30 second commercials tied to The Rink Live's video or social streaming content

    Uniquely built campaigns to meet your needs

    Contact Us

    For more information on sponsorship tiers and unique packages, contact Eric or Erin

    Eric Olson of Forum Communications Co.
    Eric Olson (he/him) is an advertising manager with Forum Communications. He can be reached via email at eolson@forumcomm.com or by calling (218) 491-1474.
    Erin Mayer of Forum Communications
    Erin Mayer (she/her) is a senior digital specialist with Forum Communications. She can be reached by email at emayer@forumcomm.com or calling (701) 451-5662.