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Providing a safe and convenient place for the ice community!


The Bemidji Community Arena (BCA) is owned and operated by the Bemidji Community Arena Corporation. As the home ice for the Bemidji Youth Hockey Association and the Bemidji Lumberjacks Boys and Girls hockey teams, the 101,000 square foot complex provides a great competitive venue for teams to showcase their talent.


The complex also provides opportunities for open skate, figure skating, community hockey leagues and a variety of other programming. In addition, the BCA has meeting rooms that can be reserved.


A concession stand with a variety of food and beverage options is open from late October through mid-March during the hockey season. 

We are looking for Arena Attendants.  This is a part-time position with flexible hours.  In this fun atmosphere you will be responsible for rink maintenance and operating the ice resurfacing equipment.  Not prior experience needed.  Training will be provided.  Fill out the employment application and email to: Questions? Call (218) 368-1367


First National Arena

The BCA First National Rink seats approximately 1900 spectators and is host to the Bemidji High School Boys and Girls hockey games. Located adjacent to the Bemidji High School.

The First National Rink features upper warm seating areas, mezzanine seating and bleacher seating with overhead heaters. The Lumberjacks locker rooms are located with easy access to both rinks. 5 locker rooms are available adjacent to First National Rink. LiveBarn is installed in this rink.

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Sanford Power Rink

The Sanford Power Rink opened in the fall of 2020. The SPR uses the entrance closest to Division Street. In addition the Sanford Power Rink is also home Sanford POWER services through Sanford Health. SPR has upper warm viewing areas and access to 4 locker rooms. LiveBarn is available for this rink.

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Nymore Arena

Nymore Arena is a classic venue that opened for the beginning of the 1973-1974 season for the Bemidji Lumberjacks hockey program. Nymore has seen many hockey legends including the Howe family, Sargents, Pelawa, DeMarchi, and many many more NHL alumni that once called Nymore home. The Rink features 6 locker rooms, warm upstairs viewing and seating area, wood bleaches (with heaters) and fast ice. Ice available November-March. LiveBarn is available at this rink.

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Skating and Community Leagues

Open skating is usually at the Sanford Power Rink. Check the schedule, contact us or visit our Facebook page for latest updates, days and times!

There are many Adult and Community Leagues that are scheduled throughout the year. Contact us for information or to find a league or lesson.

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We want to thank all our sponsors of the Bemidji Community Arena.  If you would like to become a new sponsor or donate to the BCA please use the contact below button and a board member will be in touch with you.



Please fill out our Ice Rental Form and a BCA staff will contact you.

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