The courtroom scenes (filmed in St. Cloud, Minnesota) were "dressed up" to give it a more "hockey feel" this included adding small black circles that looked like hockey pucks near the ceiling architecture. Instead of taking them down, the "hockey pucks" still remain today.
Adam Banks is often referred to as a "Cake Eater." This term is actually well known throughout Minnesota and refers to people who live in the city of Edina, a suburb of Minneapolis. It's in reference to Marie Antoinette's infamous, "Let them eat cake".
The scene amid the ice sculptures was filmed during the St Paul Winter Carnival, in Rice Park where the ice sculpture contest occurs. It was originally planned for the ice palace that had been built by the Mississippi for the carnival, but an unseasonably warm January was melting the palace, making it unsafe to film inside.
Gordon takes the Ducks to see an NHL game between two teams that were both relocated a few years after the movie was released. The Minnesota NorthStars became the Dallas Stars in 1993, and the Hartford Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997. Also, both teams have won the Stanley Cup since their moves: Dallas in 1999, Carolina in 2006.
The team meets two members of the Minnesota North Stars hockey team. In 1993, a year after the movie, the Minnesota North Stars moved to Texas and became the Dallas Stars. The team also watches a North Stars game at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Met Center was demolished two years after the movie, in 1994. The site is now home to an Ikea store. Ikea is in the parking lot of the old Met Center site, but Mall of America is not on the former hockey arena's site at all. It's across the street on the site of the old Met Stadium baseball/football stadium former home to the Twins and Vikings.
In the United Kingdom, the film is called "Champions" and in the British theatrical release, the song "We Will Rock You" by Queen plays at the beginning of the end credits instead of "Winning It All" by The Outfit, when Gordon gets on the bus.