Attraction Spotlight: Schwan Super Rink

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:15am.

Schwan Super Rink
The Schwan Super Rink is located in Blaine, MN and is actually the largest ice arena of this style in the world. The ice arena is unique because it’s 300,000 square feet in size, includes 32 huge locker rooms, has a café and includes a pro shop. Here are the features of Schwan Super Rink and everything you need to know about this facility.

About Schwan Super Rink

The ice arena has spent over $21 million to it a great place for spending time. They have a state-of-the-art facility and a full eight sections of ice. This is all due to an expansion back in 2006.


While at Schwan Super Rink, you can enjoy their excellent amenities including:

  • Oversized locker rooms totaling 32 cozy quarters
  • The Hat Trick Café overlooks four of the sheets of ice
  • Dryland training facilities for figure skating and hockey
  • Pro Shop for ice sports gear

The renovation included adding the dryland training facilities, which will be used to teach hockey and figure skating. The training center is 6,200 square foot in size and will help with conditioning. It also has a dance studio, a figure skating store and a changing area.

The expansion also created a 12,500 square foot area called the Herb Brooks Training Center for teaching techniques. This facility offers speed machines, weight training and other fitness machines.

Features of the Rink

The ice is over 148,000 square feet in size. This allows the facility to service many different groups  and events including:

  • Open skating
  • High school hockey
  • Youth hockey
  • Short-track speed skating
  • Broomball
  • Tournaments

In fact, between the eight sheets of ice, four are standard Olympic-size. The other four are NHL size.

The rink has hosted major ice events including Women’s World Hockey Championship and the USA International Hockey Tournament.

Schwan Super Rink is the place to go to enjoy amazingly large ice rinks and excellent amenities.

Image Credit: Tony Webster - Wikipedia

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