V.F.W. Sports Center

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V.F.W. Sports Center
Location 1200 North Washington Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
Coordinates 46°49′15″N 100°47′41″W / 46.82083°N 100.79472°W / 46.82083; -100.79472Coordinates: 46°49′15″N 100°47′41″W / 46.82083°N 100.79472°W / 46.82083; -100.79472
Owner Bismarck Parks & Recreation
Operator Bismarck Parks & Recreation
Capacity Ice Hockey: 1,289[1]
Surface 200' x 85'(hockey)
Construction
Broke ground 1985
Opened 1986[2]
Tenants
Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL) (1997-present)

The V.F.W. Sports Center is a multi purpose ice arena and recreational facility located in Bismarck, North Dakota owned and operated by the City of Bismarck Parks & Recreation Department.[3] The ice arena serves as the home to the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League[4] The facility is also home to several local high school ice hockey teams, local figure skating and curling clubs,[5] youth, and adult recreational ice hockey leagues, as well as public skating.[6]

History[edit]

The arena was formerly known as All-Seasons Sports Center and opened in 1986.[7] A second sheet of ice was added in 1999.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Bismarck Bobcats. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "2013 Facilities Executive Summary" (PDF). Bismarck Parks & Recreation. June 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bobcats Make Trade, Sign Tender". Our Sports Central. May 23, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Red-Hot Bobcats Roar to Top of the Central". North American Hockey League. November 23, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kalk, Jordan (March 17, 2010). "Bismarck Figure Skaters Going ‘Legendary’". The Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brazil Curling Team Coming to Bismarck". USA Curling. January 23, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Babiarz, Lou (November 4, 2013). "Mielke Joining Curling Hall". The Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 

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