The Wind Chill are the professional Ultimate team based out of Minnesota. The Wind Chill are playing in their tenth season in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), coming off a 10-2 regular season record in 2022. The team came up just short of qualifying for the Championship Weekend (Final Four), losing in the Central Division Championship game to the Chicago Union by a score of 16-21. They have qualified for the playoffs in 5 of the last 6 seasons.
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.
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 four consecutive season (excluding 2020 season due to no fans), most recently on January 9th, 2022, during the Vikings vs. Bears game at US Bank Stadium.
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