Whitecaps make the move from TRIA Rink to Richfield Ice Arena

The Minnesota Whitecaps announced their move to a new venue for the upcoming season.

The Minnesota Whitecaps pose with the Isobel Cup after winning the championship trophy in their inaugural season in the NWHL on Sunday at TRIA Rink in St. Paul.
Dane Mizutani / St. Paul Pioneer Press

RICHFIELD, Minn. — The Minnesota Whitecaps have announced their new home rink. The team will now play their home games at Richfield Ice Arena instead of at TRIA Rink in St. Paul.

The arena previously hosted the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League, but that team has relocated to Wisconsin for the upcoming season.

The Whitecaps, a member of the Premier Hockey Federation, made the move so that the team can have their own locker room and their own spaces.

Capacity in TRIA Rink is currently 1,200, while Richfield Ice Arena can hold up to 1,800 people.

The Richfield City Council unanimously approved the move Tuesday night.


The Whitecaps will start their season in November.

The sophomore defender announced her commitment after a successful season with the Skippers that ended in a Class AA second-place finish.

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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