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Northern Lights Arena

751 Woodward Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-7822
+1 989-358-0652
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Open Skate on Sundays

The music is X rated not R yes X, language no minor should be hearing, the raunchiest you could... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Great Arena

We were at the State Championship Hockey Tournaments for the girls hockey teams; the place is well... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Rhodes, Michigan
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Northern Lights Arena (NLA) is the only facility in Northeast Michigan to provide two first- class, official NHL sized ice rinks within one building. Our state of the art primary rink provides seating for 1,200, an in-rink concession stand, six large, full service private locker rooms and an 1/8 mile rubberized running track. About Northern Lights Arena Community: Multi-Purpose Arena Coalition (MPAC), or better known as Northern Lights Arena Community (NLAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated and responsible for the operations of Northern Lights Arena. NLAC is made up of volunteer community members and is dedicated to maintaining the facility in a profitable manner and to maintain accessibility to citizens of the Alpena area. Outreach activities include a walking track, learn to skate programs, non-ice events and programs, as well and many other recreational activities. Of course, the core business utilizes the ice rink facilities for figure skating, hockey and speed skating.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
6 Nov 2017
“Open Skate on Sundays”
25 Mar 2016
“Great Arena”
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751 Woodward Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-7822
751 Woodward Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-7822
+1 989-358-0652
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The music is X rated not R yes X, language no minor should be hearing, the raunchiest you could imagine :( . If it were adult open swim I would deal with that. It could be a very cool family day they turn the lights...More

Thank l0ve2travel4real
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We were at the State Championship Hockey Tournaments for the girls hockey teams; the place is well staffed and very clean.

Thank BettyL673
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We played in the state championship game at the Northern Lights Arena and it was very well run. The games started on time and the people working were all very friendly and helpful. The arena was well kept and they offered a nice concession area...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We have been to Northern Lights Arena many times. Just never thought to review it! We were in Alpena for a Hockey Tournament. Very clean facility. Plenty of clean restrooms. Nice walking track to use while the kids were in the locker rooms getting suited...More

Thank MInone4
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This place had some problems the past couple years with a "poor management" issue, but that has been resolved! A great place to watch hockey, do some skating, and a great place to have birthday parties for the kids!

Thank jackdogryan
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Like to strap on some ice skates and have some great fun, then this is the place for family and friends to meet. Relax have a snack and get enjoy the fun. Even has a walking track that is great for exercise.

Thank Cal L
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