Icebreaker Open

May 13 — 14, 2017   Minneapolis, MN

The action-packed two-day HEMA tournament of Minnesota

Icebreaker 2017 is a 2-day HEMA Tournament that aims to provide as many bouts to competitors as possible, providing the most fencing for your entry fee. Over the course of these two days, we will offer competitive fencing in 3 weapon sets; Steel Longsword, Singlestick, and Mixed Synthetic. Registration closes on May 9th, so register early!

Event Venue

Base Camp - Fort Snelling
201, Bloomington Road, St Paul, MN 55111

Base Camp

Base Camp is located at historic Fort Snelling in what was once the cavalry drill hall. The building is brought to life with opportunities including rock climbing, ropes courses, archery, and team games! Owned and operated by Northern Star Council, BSA, our mission is to serve all youth through field trips, lock-ins, retreats, summer camps, private parties, and community group activities.

Take a virtual tour of Base Camp here.


Looking for transit around the Twin Cities?  Base Camp is accessible from the Twin Cities Metro Blue Line (stop map here)  Base Camp is the “Fort Snelling” stop.


Icebreaker Tournament Prizes

Come and compete for some amazing Icebreaker Prizes!  We will be offering headliner prizes for each event, as well as some custom woodburnings with the Icebreaker crest for excellent sportsmanlike conduct.

Steel Longsword: Hungarian Axe

Mixed Synthetic: Arms and Armor Sword Belt

Singlestick: Custom made MSC Singlestick

Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors