Best rink in the state?

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Best rink in the state?

Post by wblhcky24 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:12 pm

who you guys think has the best rink in the state? lots of traditon out there
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Post by ryno44 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:19 pm

Hibbing hands down. Lots of seating.
Cloquet is nice to and Rapids but just not that many seats.

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Post by wblhcky24 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:21 pm

hibbings great my great great uncle used to coach there
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Post by jvail19 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:36 pm

burnsville. their rink was used in the bauer commercial so how could it not be?

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Post by wblhcky24 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:41 pm

jvail19 wrote:burnsville. their rink was used in the bauer commercial so how could it not be?
that is pretty sick and its the home of kevin gorg!!!
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Post by WHAFightingSaints » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:34 pm

Eveleth Hipprodrome gets my vote, the pictures and trophies in the lobby are incredible, the seating isn't bad either for an old building.

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Post by celly93 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:49 pm

gotta throw braemar into the mix, although im not a fan of the renovations

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Post by PuckU126 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:14 pm

The X, Robert H. Peters Rink (Bemidji State's new arena), and Amsoil Arena

Basing only on the facility; NOT the tradition (or lack there of..)
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Post by chubbs » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:25 pm

decc. Its been good to my hometown

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Post by rangefan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:15 am

Hibbing Memorial Arena. The atmosphere, the high cealing, the seating, the lighting, it is overall a great place to watch hockey
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Post by Warrior#4 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:27 am

The Gardens at Warroad. Olympic sheet of ice and alot of tradition. Very nice place to watch hockey.

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Post by starmvp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:54 am

Braemar is a classic. The new renovations took away some of the old feel of it, but it's still awesome.

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Post by PoniesDad45 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:36 am

I love Heritage's main rink.

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Post by old goalie85 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:39 am

Richfield cool place.[main rink]

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Post by muckandgrind » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:07 am

Biff Adams..........just kidding.

My vote goes to the arena in Eveleth. So much history, it's almost like playing in a hockey museum.

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Post by MNHockey_6 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:10 am

I'm kind of surprised no one out there thinks the Ralph Engalstad Arena in Thief River Falls is up there.
As far as Bemidji's new rink I have only seen it once but I liked it alot, but you also have to keep in mind it was built for college hockey not highschool.

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Post by starmvp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:18 am

old goalie85 wrote:Richfield cool place.[main rink]
Always love watching games at Richfield....
MNHockey_6 wrote:I'm kind of surprised no one out there thinks the Ralph Engalstad Arena in Thief River Falls is up there.
As far as Bemidji's new rink I have only seen it once but I liked it alot, but you also have to keep in mind it was built for college hockey not highschool.
The Ralph in Thief River Falls is awesome! As for Bemidji's new complex, it impresses me but doesn't exceed my expectations by any means.

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Post by DumpandChase1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:57 am

By far, Ridder. I don't think there is a close 2nd. Great ice (regulation sheet), great locker rooms, great benches, great lighting and great sightlines. Only negative is you have to pay to park. By the way no olympic size rink can be considered in this discussion, they all should be changed.
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Post by keepyourheadup » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:59 am

Does anyone remember the old Tonka rink before they replaced the roof? Terrible viewing but a really cool building. Throwing out the big college venues I sure like the new Heritage rink in Duluth. The grand old rinks on the range are tops when it comes to tradition. I lost to many times in Braemar to even consider listing it!

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Post by AV PUCK 17 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:52 am

Love the Burnsville rink. The two fan sections facing each other is what makes it so great! The atmosphere is always insane!

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Post by russiawithlove » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:55 am

The Gardens Arena in Warroad is a great arena

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Aldrich

Post by stpaul » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:00 pm

Almost 50 years old, Aldrich remains a great place to watch a game. Ramsey County keeps it up well. However the parking lot plowing job this year is not so good.

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Post by gottago » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:29 pm

Haven't been in em all but for facility-only (tradition not considered) I doubt there's a nicer, more comfortable high school rink to watch a game than the Ralph in Thief River Falls.

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Post by Snowmass » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:51 pm

Roseau Memorial. Followed closely by Braemar & Duluth Heritage. Also the rink down by Mystic Lake is pretty sweet. I forget the name, but i think the casino/res helped with it's funding.

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Post by Green and White Fan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:13 pm

Have to go with Roseau's Memorial. From the museum type atmosphere of the warming area, complete with trophies and pictures of all the greats who once laced them up for Roseau, to the arena area adorned with the many banners. I can't imagine a more historical place, with as rich of a hockey tradition.

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