The Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. This state-of-the-art facility features eight sheets of ice under one roof. In 2006 the original 4 Olympic ice sheets were joined by an additional 4 NHL Ice Sheet rink expansion.The combined project totals over 300,000 square feet. Included in the arena is the pleasant, 70 degree Hat Trick Café that overlooks four of the sheets, 32 oversized locker rooms that provide comfortable quarters for all user groups, a pro shop for your ice sport needs, and extensive dryland training facilities for hockey and figure skating.With the major expansion in 2006, two new dryland training facilities were added to the Schwan Super Rink. The 12,500 square foot Herb Brooks Training Center will teach young players the latest training techniques and offer state-of-the-art weight training and speed and fitness machines. New for the figure skating community is a 6,200 square foot dryland training center that provides a conditioning and dance studio, changing area, parent’s viewing area, figure skating store, and offices for coaches.The Schwan Super Rink is a combined project of eleven local governmental partners along with the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC), youth hockey associations. The partners include the cities of Arden Hills, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Coon Rapids, Lino Lakes, Mounds View, New Brighton, Shoreview, as well as Ramsey and Anoka Counties; Blaine, Centennial, Forest Lake and Tri-City Youth Hockey Associations; Bethel University; and the Herb Brooks Foundation.
The arena serves all age groups from youths to seniors. Programs are provided in a variety of skill levels for all ages. From youth hockey leagues to adult figure skating, the Schwan Super Rink is the center of ice sport activity in the North Metro area. The Schwan Super Rink is unparalleled as a venue for major ice events, especially large tournaments requiring multiple sheets of ice. Some of the major events hosted at the facility include the Women’s World Hockey Championship, North American Hockey League Showcase Tournament, AARP Senior Hockey Championship, ISI World Figure Skating Championships, Schwan Cup High School Hockey Tournament, US National Short Track Speedskating Championship, World Broomball Championship, USA International Hockey Tournament, Stick-It to Cancer Women and Girls Tournament, Walleye Chop Adult Tournament, and the All-American Girls Hockey Tournament. Dry-Floor is available at the National Sports Center. Please call (763) 717-3880 for more info.