Fun On and Off the Ice

Stop by Sioux Shop to get your green on

Situated inside the world-class Ralph Engelstad Arena, the Sioux Shop sells a variety of clothing, home/office décor and novelty items branded to University of North Dakota sports teams. If you’re there at 1:30 PM on weekdays, you can sign up to take a guided tour of the facility before picking out some cool University of North Dakota logo wear.

Estimated time (with tour): 2 hours

Get pickled at The Frog

With its cool casual vibe, extensive cocktail menu and fabulous food prepared by the region’s top chefs, The Toasted Frog is one hoppin’ spot to kick off your weekend in Forks. This 21+ restaurant offers up such creative culinary creations as mahi-mahi tacos, chimichurri pork tenderloin and a game-changing elk burger. Of course, the Cooking Channel featured fried cheesy pickles are a must-order. When it comes time for dessert, there’s always room for s’mores…with an espresso martini chaser.

Estimated time: 1 1/2 hours

Joe knows sports

Before and after the game, make a stop at Joe Black’s for hot eats, cold drinks and a shuttle bus to and from The Ralph. This popular public house and Barstool Best Bar Final Four contender is one of Downtown Forks’ top spots to catch a game, grab a bite and throw back a few.

Estimated time: 1 hour

Score a grand time at The Ralph

Regarded as one of the finest hockey facilities in the world, the magnificent $100+ million Ralph Engelstad Arena is widely known as the home of championship University of North Dakota Hockey. The 400,000 square foot, five-story arena seats 11,7000 and features 48 full luxury suites, ginormous club rooms and the largest center-hung video board in college hockey. Taking in a game here is a never-forget experience, even for those who previously never considered themselves hockey fans. Between periods make sure to check out the concessions area, where you can fine dine on some of the best stadium food in the country.

Estimated time: 2 1/2 hours