The Wind Chill are the professional Ultimate team based out of Minnesota. The Wind Chill are heading into their eighth season in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), coming off a 6-6 regular season record in 2019. The team came up just short of the playoffs in 2019, missing the post-season for the first time in 5 years. They will look to get back on track in 2020 with some key roster additions, inclusive of Matt Rehder (former Chicago Wildfire), Brett Matzuka (former Indianaplis AlleyCats), Brian Schoenrock, and Colin Berry.
After serving as the title sponsor in 2017, Omar Ansari, owner and founder of Surly Brewing Company, purchased the Minnesota Wind Chill in August of 2017 and is now the majority owner of the franchise. The new ownership group also includes Ben Feldman, who played on the team for several seasons and now serves as both General Manager and Head Coach, as well as Jim Mott, MVP of Surly Brewing Company and long-time supporter of the Ultimate community in the Twin Cities.
The team competes in a 12-game regular season and will host the majority of their 2020 home games at Sea Foam Stadium in Saint Paul, which was renovated with state of the art turf in May 2019. See directions here.
The Wind Chill play in the Central Division (formerly called the Midwest Division) along with:
The Wind Chill are starting to get noticed more and more in the local community, including recognition and opportunities from other local professional teams. On July 22nd, 2017, the Wind Chill faced off against a group of Minnesota College All Stars at half-time of the Minnesota United FC game at TCF Bank Stadium. Since then, they have performed at half-time for the Minnesota Vikings for three consecutive season, most recently on December 19th, 2019 during the Vikings vs. Bears game at US Bank Stadium.
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