Ralph Engelstad Arena (TRF)
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
A gift from benefactor and former hockey player Ralph Engelstad was merged with the dreams of his home town when the Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls, was dedicated in November 2003.
In addition to being an unsurpassed facility for high school boys and girls hockey – and the popular recreational skating programs in the community – the arena offers tremendous flexibility for differing athletic events, trade shows, concerts, meetings and private functions. The main entrance lobby, which connects the Hall of Fame area with ticket sales & administrative offices, has granite floors with a suspended brass ceiling.
From the lobby, patrons pass through ornamental gates into the open concourse arena area surrounding the individual theater-style arena seats. Unique bar stool seating surround the upper seating level, providing some patrons with the best seats in the house.