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oldbarn7
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Post by oldbarn7 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:29 am

I've heard that the Duluth Heritage Arena was recently competed. If anyone has some pictures of the inside I'm sure many people would enjoy seeing this new rink...

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:16 pm

oldbarn7 wrote:I've heard that the Duluth Heritage Arena was recently competed. If anyone has some pictures of the inside I'm sure many people would enjoy seeing this new rink...
Live webcam on their site: http://www.duluthheritagesportscenter.com/

Also a good video by DNT: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/video/ ... app=duluth
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Post by oldbarn7 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:25 pm

Thanks. The arena looks great!

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Burnsville Fans anyone??

Post by vintageminnesotahockey » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:28 pm

Finally got around to posting the Braves....err I mean Blaze arena

Enjoy:

http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... enter.html

:D

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Post by Mite-dad » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:58 am

Wow, the old Warroad arena must have been like playing in a tunnel. Were those wood rafters up there?

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Post by UpNorthStars » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:59 am

It was about the same as the Roseau rink as far as the rafters and size go. Main differences were that there was a lot of seating on the west end of the rink and along the north side, where now Roseau's has seating on all but the lobby end. The players boxes and penalty box were all on the south side. It was quite a place to play, not tunnel like at all actually.

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arenas

Post by oldram » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:08 pm

Actually, the old Warroad arena and Roseau Memorial weren't much alike besides the general shape of the building. The logs in the old garden ceiling weren't even peeled. Bark was still falling to the ice in the 80's. It was dark in there and dirty.

Roseau Memorial had a finished ceiling and ceiling beams. Much nicer arena.

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Re: arenas

Post by UpNorthStars » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:26 pm

[color=green][b]oldram[/b][/color] wrote:Actually, the old Warroad arena and Roseau Memorial weren't much alike besides the general shape of the building. The logs in the old garden ceiling weren't even peeled. Bark was still falling to the ice in the 80's. It was dark in there and dirty.

Roseau Memorial had a finished ceiling and ceiling beams. Much nicer arena.
Ok "OldRam"...dark and dirty? not unless you were hiding like a troll under the bleachers. The ealier poster commented about the general shape of the building. Comparing it to the Old Roseau barn was a pretty close comparison...don't ya think? :idea:

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garden

Post by oldram » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:54 pm

I never did go under the bleachers, however, we always had to walk out of the locker rooms in groups, so we didn't get jumped on the way out.

You could barely see the ice in the east end when looking down through all the conduit for the lights.

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Post by UpNorthStars » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:12 pm

You didn't go under the bleachers? You had to go under the bleachers to get to the front/bottom of the bleachers to climb up the bleachers to get high enough in the bleachers to be above the wiring for the lights... :lol:

What's wrong with having to walk out in groups? What kind of rivalry would it have been with out a little danger involved? :P

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Post by hckynuts » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:29 pm

someone has to post pics of the old arena in downtown TRF. It is classic. 1/2 boards on one end of the rink, one bench door, posts right on the sides and fans lean right over the glass.

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Gardens

Post by oldram » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:05 pm

I knew you had to walk under the bleachers to get to the locker rooms and back. I meant off the rubber mats. You know... where all the light bulbs were broken. Right before the alley that led to Stu's Northland Tap.

It wouldn't have been so bad, but they always picked on the small guys like the Broten bros. They left the Foss and Stone brothers alone.

It was a long way to the east end to clean up the popcorn.

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Re: Gardens

Post by ACTUALFORMERPLAYER » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:31 am

oldram wrote:
It was a long way to the east end to clean up the popcorn.
Wasn't the popcorn usually cleaned up by the Zamboni? I grew up thinking popcorn was Warroad's third line. That and a good 45 minute flash light show between periods was the only rest the guys that played ever got.

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Post by oldram » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:18 pm

The arena attendant would walk very slowly to the other end to clean it up in the middle of the period. The zamboni never got the chance.

You also had to stop checking in the middle of the game because they would lay there for 5 minutes and get up laughing and high fiving in the box.

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Re: arenas

Post by UpNorthStars » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:24 am

oldram wrote: You also had to stop checking in the middle of the game because they would lay there for 5 minutes and get up laughing and high fiving in the box.
You must be talking about the Canadian teams the Lakers used to beat up on...otherwise you're just on crack :lol:

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Crookston Winter Sports and Civic Arenas

Post by vintageminnesotahockey » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:00 pm

I have been "hoarding" a bunch of photos/info that I need to get on the site soon- here is some of those "hoarded photos" of the Vintage Crookston Winter Sports Arena that is an extremely vintage venue- plus the vintage smell to boot within the rink...

http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... Civic.html

Enjoy!

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Post by SEMinnyHCKY » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:14 am

The book mentioned a few pages back is titled Minnesota Ice Arenas (creative, eh?) by Mike Kreiter. I teach and the book is in the library at my school. When my students are in Library, I always thumb through it. It has pics and some info about every arena in the state.[/u]

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Post by HockeyHigh » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:52 pm

Render:
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During Construction:
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Small images, but (nearly) finished bowl:
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Site at http://www.upcenterfargo.org/default.asp#event
It's an amazing arena.

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Post by watchurbak15 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:12 pm

tomASS wrote:a picture of the new proposed Victoria Ice arena


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hahaha very cool.

i can't wait to play there
you never kno when you'll be a part of something great

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Re: Gardens

Post by Puckguy19 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:56 am

ACTUALFORMERPLAYER wrote:
oldram wrote:
It was a long way to the east end to clean up the popcorn.
Wasn't the popcorn usually cleaned up by the Zamboni? I grew up thinking popcorn was Warroad's third line. That and a good 45 minute flash light show between periods was the only rest the guys that played ever got.
Hard to argue about the popcorn. Especially when Mike the recruiter was coaching. 8)

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Post by TheNightman » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:59 pm

Neutron 14 wrote:Image

Here's a classic!

178' X 68'

Built in 1924 and still in use!

Watch those posts!
Ha! The old white bear hippodrome. I've played in their many times, we used to play broomball in there in middle school.

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Here is some new ones..

Post by vintageminnesotahockey » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:03 pm

Here is some new posted rinks:

Duluth Heritage Sports Center:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... enter.html
(I need to clean this page up a bit with aligning the photos and adding some "player banner" photos as well)

Duluth Curling and Skating Club:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... gClub.html

Duluth Amphitheater:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... eater.html

DECC Arena:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/ArenaDECC.html

Shattuck St. Mary's "Old Rink":
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... dRink.html

Minnehaha Academy/Breck Ice Arena:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... ademy.html

Rochester Olmsted Ice Arena:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... enter.html

Mini Ralph- Thief River Falls:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... adTRF.html

John Glas Fieldhouse
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... house.html

Enjoy the Photos/History!

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Post by SECBLUES » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:59 pm

One of the nicer new rinks that I have been in is the St. Croix Rec center. home of the Stillwater Ponies. Very nicely put together with two sided seating. Beautiful facility to drive up to also.

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Re: Here is some new ones..

Post by defense » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:01 pm

vintageminnesotahockey wrote:Here is some new posted rinks:

Duluth Heritage Sports Center:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... enter.html
(I need to clean this page up a bit with aligning the photos and adding some "player banner" photos as well)

Duluth Curling and Skating Club:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... gClub.html

Duluth Amphitheater:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... eater.html

DECC Arena:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/ArenaDECC.html

Shattuck St. Mary's "Old Rink":
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... dRink.html

Minnehaha Academy/Breck Ice Arena:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... ademy.html

Rochester Olmsted Ice Arena:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... enter.html

Mini Ralph- Thief River Falls:
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... adTRF.html

John Glas Fieldhouse
http://www.vintageminnesotahockey.com/A ... house.html

Enjoy the Photos/History!
Great web site. When will you get more rinks???? I would enjoy lesser known old ones such as Hallock wich is pictured but has no details.

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Post by croxhock » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:24 pm

If you're interested, Crookston is getting a new arena and should be ready to play in by 2010-2011 season. There are arena plans and renderings of the arena at www.protecingthelegacy.com

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