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Ralph Engelstad Arena

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Address: 1 Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58203
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+1 701-777-4167
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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Best Arena in College Hockey

Even if you hate hockey this place is a must see in Grand Forks. Check it out and cheer for the Sioux.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you hate hockey this place is a must see in Grand Forks. Check it out and cheer for the Sioux.

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Thank Patrick A
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Ralph" is probably the most amazing arena I've ever been in, and I've been in MANY arena's throughout the country. It has a stunning Hockey program that gets national attention every year. if you're in town during a game on Friday or Saturday nights when it's hockey season - this attraction is a MUST. The Fighting Hawks play to... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome arena and lots of fun! Beer was cold and a tasty Red Pepper Grinder hit the spot. Pro Shop has a great selection of gear. Well worth the trip!

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Holloway Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice venue. Small in size but big enough to fill for a concert. Easily accessible. Love the daquari shack!!

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"OH MY GOSH!!!! WOW!" "OH MY GOSH!!!" That was our reaction when we stepped into the main arena, gobsmacked at what we saw around us. And this was ~after~ walking the entire circle outside the main arena, in awe over the gorgeous tile, beautiful lighting, and overall amazing decor. No detail was missed: not one! I know this was built... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This should be one of your destinations if you come to Grand Forks. Just simply the view and dedication put into this building is a great look. The rich heritage of the University of North Dakota and its hockey program has been well preserved here. Not to mention the additional add on buildings and improvements over the years. A must... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Such a great place! Truly a gem of Grand Forks! The seats are comfortable environment is friendly and everyone keeps the evening exciting! I will definitely go back!

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Attended a hockey game over the weekend. As always parking, vendors, Sioux Hockey Shop, building and the game were outstanding! Everything about the building itself is impeccable. Certainly a tribute to the native Americans - especially the Sioux and their proud traditions. Too bad in America the many bow down to the few. We will certainly attend many more events... More 

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to see a concert or go to a hockey game. The nosebleed seats were fabulous and I felt like I was close to the stage. Parking wasn't great and traffic was a nightmare but it was worth it to be in this arena!

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Shelby Township, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I laughed when people said this is a must see, but it truely was. A very impressive arena that puts most NHL rinks to shame. The staff was so friendly and went out of their way to help during the recent synchronized skating competition.

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