The Starion Sports Complex is a multi-sport facility featuring two sheets of ice, a gymnastics facility, a synthetic outdoor athletic field, and a synthetic running track. The 84,000 SF facility is owned and operated by the Mandan Park District. Tenants include University of Mary Hockey, Mandan School District, Mandan Hockey Club, and Dakota Star Gymnastics. The facility stair-steps across the 24-acre site to minimize site disturbance costs and take advantage of the existing topography. Common spaces, such as concessions, meeting rooms, toilet rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, are shared by all tenants to reduce redundancy and save construction and operational expense. The facility is highly visible from Interstate 94, especially when the main concourse and grand stair are abuzz with activity during sporting events.
“The Mandan Hockey Club has seen unprecedented growth, a higher level of competition, and a renewed sense of optimism thanks to the Starion Sports Complex!”
– Lyle Kinnischtzke, Mandan Hockey Club President
We are super excited to host three high school and two middle school events this spring. The track is a top of the line surface. Our track athletes will love being able to practice at the SSC daily. We hope to add more meets in the future after we have a year under our belts.
– Mark Wiest, Mandan Athletic Director
“The Midco Gymnasium in the Starion Sports Complex offers a much safer training experience for our athletes along with a more spectator-friendly entrance and seating area compared to our former facility. These features, along with many other improvements, have caused unprecedented growth for the Dakota Star Gymnastics program. This growth has been so rapid that we are unable to keep up with the demand for nearly all of our classes, which has never been a problem in the seven years that I’ve been Program Director. We are so humbled by the community’s support of this project and are excited to see the improvement in our gymnasts with the increased enrollment and updated training possibilities. Thank you, Mandan!”
– Amanda Lantz, Dakota Star Gymnastics Program Director