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World Cup General Admission

Opens at Noon, Tuesday, March 17

During the World Cup, spectators will have access to the exclusive World Cup course interior for front row views of the action. Spectators will be close enough to the action to feel the breeze as their favorite World Cup athletes whiz by. Spectators in this area will also have direct viewing of stadium jumbotron, assuring that they will be able to see every detail of their favorite athletes as though they are on the starting line with them.

The General Admission area will feature vendors and event partners creating all-day fun, while beer gardens and food stations will keep spectators energized.

Kids 0 – 4 years old are admitted without passes into the General Admission area, those 5 – 11 years get a discounted rate, and those 12+ years old pay the standard rate. Kids under 16 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

Now through February 16th, we are running a special promotion for high school, collegiate, and club teams in the area. Read more about how you can support these groups here.

Pass TypeStarting Thursday, October 17, 2019Starting Tuesday, January 28, 2020Starting Monday, February 24, 2020Starting Tuesday, March 10, 2020
General Admission$25$30$35$45
Children's General Admission$5$10$15$25
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World Cup Champions Club Experience

Opens at Noon, Tuesday, March 17

During the World Cup, Champions Club Passholders will have access to all of the best viewing of the races, along with complimentary, top-notch food and drinks.

From the Champions Club (i.e. The Trailhead) and its exterior patio, passholders will be stationed immediately alongside the final key downhill turn before the 200m finishing stretch. Passholders will also have direct line of sight to the longest climb, along with views of the swift dip at the course’s north end. Mounted and projection screens in and around the Champions Club will provide real-time race coverage with live commentary.

From the comforts of the dry and heated Champions Club, passholders will enjoy excellent food made by some of the Twin Cities’ favorite chefs, as well as beer (compliments of Pacifico) and cocktails made using High West Distillery’s artisan spirits.

Beyond the Champions Club area, passholders also have access to the stadium Grandstand and the General Admission course interior.

Kids 0 – 2 years old are admitted without passes into the Champions Club, adults and children 3+ years old pay the standard rate. Kids under 16 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

Now through February 16th, we are running a special promotion for high school, collegiate, and club teams in the area. Read more about how you can support these groups here.

Pass TypeStarting October 17, 2019Starting March 9, 2020
Champions Club Experience$500$500
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World Cup Course Inspection Viewing

4:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday, March 16.

Spectators have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite World Cup athletes as they test out the World Cup course.

During inspection, those athletes will work with their coaches and wax technicians to inspect the trail and test their skis/wax in preparation for the following day.

Spectating is free and open to the public, including access to the Grandstands and areas that will become the ticketed General Admission area.

World Cup Champions Dinner + Benefit with Kikkan Randall

5:30pm, Monday, March 16

Join Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall and fifty other past U.S. Olympic female cross country skiers who are part of the U.S. Nordic Olympic Women group on Monday, March 16, from 6-9 pm. Together we will celebrate the past, present, and future of the U.S. Cross Country Team, while sharing dreams and plans for what comes next.

The event will take place alongside the World Cup Course immediatly following the World Cup athletes’ course inspection. It will feature a program hosted by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival Host Committee Chair and former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and Kikkan Randall.

A cocktail hour with music and mingling will take place before the program and the seated dinner featuring excellent food and drinks.

This event will serve as the key benefit opportunity at the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival for the Loppet Foundation’s youth programs.

Pass TypeStarting October 17, 2019Starting March 9, 2020
Champions Dinner + Benefit w/ Kikkan Randall$250$250
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Share Winter Symposium

Join leaders and partners of the Share Winter Foundation and the Loppet Foundation in conversation from 8:30-10:30 am on Monday, March 16, around best practices for assuring the benefits of an active and adventurous lifestyle are available to all.

The event will take place at the University of Minnesota Research and Outreach Center and will feature national level presenters, followed by time to think, share, and plan.

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Find the complete Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival and Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup schedule, along with event dates and times, here.