Blaine, Minn. (February 21, 2017) – The National Sports Center (NSC) is excited to announce that the Spring Lake Park Schools has selected the National Sports Center campus as the site for its new preK-4 elementary school. The school will be located on property currently owned by the National Sports Center, near the intersection of Davenport St. NE and 105th Ave. NE, pending city approval.
Time line is undetermined; fund raising needed
Blaine, Minn. (January 26, 2017) – The Herb Brooks Foundation announced that it will donate the original Herb Brooks statue to the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine, Minn. The original six-foot tall statue, which was located at 317 Washington Street, at Rice Park, adjacent to the Xcel Energy Center, was recently replaced by a larger statue.
The National Sports Center intends to locate the statue at the entrance to the Schwan Super Rink, which may be the busiest hockey venue in the State of Minnesota. The eight-sheet ice facility welcomes over two million visitors annually. The facility serves youth, high school and college hockey, figure skating, short-track speedskating, broomball, learn-to-skate programs, and theme skate events.
Blaine, Minn. (January 20, 2017) – The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC) has finalized a long-term lease agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for 49 acres of multi-use sports playing fields east of the National Sports Center (NSC) campus. The 49-acres, sometimes referred to as the Blaine Soccer Complex, is located immediately east of the Schwan Super Rink parking lot. The parcel includes 10 multi-use fields and four softball fields. Two of the fields and the softball complex are lighted. The 49-acre parcel is contiguous to the 400 acres the MASC already leases from the MAC for the Victory Links golf course.