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Just because the holidays are done doesn’t mean there’s no more fun! Greater Grand Forks has gotcha covered with plentiful options for keeping folks of any age amused.
Here are a half dozen suggestions to help lose those winter blues.
Located Downtown on the corner of DeMers Avenue and 3rd Street, Town Square Ice Rink is the perfect place to attempt your best flying camel spin, enjoy a pick-up hockey game or try your hand at broomball. Thaw out afterward at one of Downtown’s two brewpubs – Rhombus Guys and Half Brothers – or grab a caffeine infused brew at Urban Stampede Coffeehouse. More information may be found at DowntownForks.com.
Around these parts, game night at Ralph Engelstad Arena is a must-experience event. Home to championship University of North Dakota hockey, watch future NHL stars shoot and score while the crowd roars with excitement! In between periods, explore this amazing 400,00 square foot, five-story arena. Make sure to grab a snack and beverage at one of the numerous concession areas offering up lots of tasty treats. Upcoming Series: January 6/7 vs. Lindenwood; January 13/14 vs. Western Michigan; January 20/21 vs. Minnesota Duluth; February 17/18 vs. St. Cloud State. For more info and to purchase tickets, go FightingHawks.com.
Nothing beats enjoying a night of live music surrounded by your closest friends. While the stellar staff at this awesome facility have been serving up lots of cool country concerts as of late, the upcoming Anthrax & Black Label Society 40th Anniversary Tour, on January 25, is one heavy metal fans won’t want to miss! For tix and additional info, click on AlerusCenter.com.
Held typically on the first Saturday in February, this free annual event is filled with lots of uniquely grand activities. Don your warmest winter wear, then head to Lincoln Drive Park, on February 4, for cross-country skiing, cardboard sled races, horse-drawn wagon rides and a chili feed. Additional details may be found at online.
The whole gang will have a blast working up a sweat at Northern Air Action Park! North Dakota’s top indoor trampoline park, this large complex contains a 10,000 square foot jump area complete with numerous trampolines, two dodgeball courts, a foam pit and dunk station. Northern Air also has a 30+ game arcade, laser tag, inflatables and Hologate Virtual Reality, with go-karts soon to come. Those 21 and over will enjoy the axe throwing area, complete with adult beverages and food. More info may be found at NorthernAirActionPark.com.
While at the iconic Chester Fritz Auditorium, watch the curtain go up on an array of national and international touring productions including several Broadway shows. Overtaking the Fritz stage, February 13, is the smash hit “Legally Blonde”. This fabulously fun, award-winning musical is the ultimate Great White Way tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Ticket prices and additional info may be found at ChesterFritzAuditorium.edu.
More information about these and countless other activities, events, restaurants, stores and more may be found at VisitGrandForks.com. We also invite you to follow Visit Greater Grand Forks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.