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Address: 751 Woodward Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-7822
Phone Number: +1 989-358-0652
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Northern Lights Arena (NLA) is the only facility in Northeast Michigan to...

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2016
Betty L
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Curtis, Michigan, United States
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Curtis, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Escanaba, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and pro shop. Thanks for a great time at the Northern Lights Arena.

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Traverse City, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 up for the games. Snack bar had nice selection and friendly staff. Pro shop had... More 

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alpena michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Alpena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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