VIDEO: Minnesotans show off purple pride with Skol Chant

- The Skol Chant is spreading beyond U.S. Bank Stadium to schools across Minnesota.

Students and staff are using the Skol Chant to show their support for the Vikings ahead of this weekend's NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

The Skol Chant is a relatively new tradition for Vikings fans. The team adopted it when they moved into U.S. Bank Stadium last year. 

The Skol Chant actually started as the "Vikings War Chant" used by fans of the Icelandic National Football Team during their Cinderella run at the European Championship in 2016. The Vikings asked the Icelandic team if they could borrow the chant, incorporating the their rallying "Skol" cry, after receiving emails from fans saying, "You gotta do this." 

With the Vikings making a deep playoff run, the Skol Chant can now be heard in all corners of state. Fox 9 did the Skol Chant, led by Victor the Viking, ahead of last Sunday's game. 

If you want to share your own Skol Chant or Vikings fan video, you can send it to fox9news@foxtv.com or share it with us on social media. 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • Montevideo Middle School
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's 
  • Central Middle School White Bear Lake 
  • Eastview Elementary Lakeville
  • Watertown-Mayer Elementary
  • Pillager Elementary
  • Sleepy Eye Public School
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