There is an adventure waiting for you and your family every season of the year when you call the Fargo-Moorhead area of North Dakota and Minnesota home. The metropolitan area has over 190 regional, community and neighborhood parks. When the snow falls and the temperatures drop the green spaces of the parks turn themselves over to the majesty of winter. Residents enjoy ice skating, ice hockey, sledding, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Winter is also a great time to enjoy the competitive spirit of collegiate sports at North Dakota State University (including basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and club ice hockey) and cheer on the Fargo Force (United States Hockey League Tier I junior ice hockey team). The USHL team was the Western Conference league champions in 2018. They are playing hard to relive the dream for the 2022-2023 season (2nd place, 12 games into the 62 game season).
Ice Hockey Games and Collegiate Sporting Events
Ice hockey games are great family fun. Tickets for the USHL Fargo Force range in price from $11.75-$42.75 ($9.75 for students, youth, and seniors). The Family Zone in sections 103 and 104 are alcohol free and features a balloon twister and face painter. There are also “All You Can Eat & Drink” sections (one section can be upgraded, and the Black & Blue Diamond Seats include the feast).
You can buy a ticket and thaw out from the cold at a collegiate basketball game. The men’s and women's NDSU Bison games are played at the 5,830 seat Scheels Center in Fargo. General admission tickets range from $11-$21 for adults and $6-$9 for youth for the 2022 season. You can enjoy more ice hockey too, just remember to dress warmly. The NDSU Bison Men’s Club Hockey game tickets are free for NDSU students and $5 for other fans in 2022 (check the website for game location).
Ice Skating Rinks
There are plenty of ice skating rinks in Fargo and Moorhead. Indoor rinks include Fargo Sports Arena, Cornerstone Bank Arena and Coliseum in Fargo, and Moorhead Sports Center in Moorhead.
And if you love ice skating outside you will be living in paradise. Fargo Parks offers outdoor ice skating at Longfellow, Horace Mann, Roosevelt, Washington, McKinley, and Madison on the Northside and Clara Barton, Lemke Park, Kennedy, Westgate, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Lincoln, and Centennial on the Southside.
Outdoor ice skating rinks in Moorhead include Alm Park, Hansmann Park, Lamb Park, Morningside Park, Ridgewood Park, Riverview Estates Park, South Park, Trails at Stonemill Park, Village Green Park, and Voll Park. Some of the outdoor rinks have a warming house, but not all of them. Check with Fargo Parks and Moorhead Parks & Recreation for detailed information.
Sledding & Trails (cross country skiing & snowshoeing)
The best sledding hills in Fargo are located at Edgewood Chalet and Mickelson Park & Softball Fields. The city grooms 9 cross country skiing and snowshoe trails located throughout the city. This includes a trail at the Edgewood Public Golf Course. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the Edgewood Chalet.
There are 4 parks with sledding hills in Moorhead and 5 parks with groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Viking Ship Park has both. Rental equipment (to use at Viking Ship Park) is available at the Hjemkomst Center. This park features an illuminated trail.
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