VFW Sports Center

1200 North Washington Street • 222-6588 or 221-6815

Re-Opens Friday, May 1

  • The VFW Sports Center re-opens on May 1 in accordance with North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s Smart Restart protocols.
  • The facility is open for dry floor events at this time. Ice activities will resume later this summer.

The VFW Sports Center has two separate rinks and is home to a multitude of recreation activities: hockey, figure skating, public skating, curling, golf. Located near the facility are the Sam McQuade Sr. Softball Complex, Sheila Schafer Junior Links, Bismarck Capital Curling Club, and Tom O’Leary Tennis Courts. The facility and grounds are surrounded by 2.4 miles of recreational trails.

Public Indoor Ice Skating

  • Rink 1
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 12 – 1:15pm
    • Skating Fee: Free. No skate rentals.
  • Rink 2 – Opens November 3
    • Sundays: 3:00 – 5pm
    • $2/Individual; $5/family. No skate rentals.

There will be skate monitors on duty during Sunday public skating. We cannot be responsible for accidents, so please be careful. No pucks or sticks


  • Skate with the flow.
  • No racing or dodging other skaters.
  • No food on the ice.
  • No spins – both feet must be on the ice.
  • Be courteous to other skaters.
  • Always use caution – be aware of other skaters.

Drop-In Youth Hockey

Youth hockey games for Squirts to high school (ages 9-18).

Drop-In Hockey Rules:

  • First come, first served basis. Limited to 24 skaters and two goalies.
  • All players are required to wear a helmet with a full face mask, hockey gloves and hockey skates. All other hockey equipment is recommended.
  • Body checking and slap shots are prohibited.
  • Wrestling, fighting or horseplay is not permitted.
  • Private coaches and instructors are not allowed, along with any coaching or instruction.
  • No alcohol or tobacco.
  • Failure to comply with these rules may result in remove from the drop-in hockey session.
  • Arena Staff have final say on all issues in the arena.

Open Stick Time

Open stick time is for individuals looking for little extra skate time on the ice.

Open to all ages. Helmet w/face mask & skates required.
Pick-up games are not permitted during open stick time.