Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND is a renowned facility offering fans an outstanding UND hockey gameday and concert experience. We also offer elegant, and uniquely different, event spaces with catering. Between Ralph Engelstad Arena and Betty Engelstad Sioux Center we are able to offer you eight different event spaces ranging in all sizes from 50 to 600 guests to find you that perfect spot for your meeting, banquet, luncheon, reception or party.
For information regarding availability and booking, please contact AnnMarie Lane at 701.777.6609
The Traditions Area (Main Lobby)
Located in our Main Lobby with granite flooring and beautiful chandeliers and filled with the history of our hockey program. This space has the elegance that you are looking for. As a bonus this space has a 12’ x 7’ projection screen that may be used to display a special message or graphic to share with your guests.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 300
Located in the heart of our building our club lounge is located on the south end of the arena overlooking the lower bowl. This space includes a beautiful 1903 Belgian organ that Ralph Engelstad brought over from Belgium.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 50
- Cocktail Reception with high top tables: 150
Main Arena Bowl
Located in the heart of the arena, this space can even be utilized during hockey season with an insulated ice covering. The size of this space makes it ideal for large banquets and receptions. Custom images and messages can be added to the video board and fascia ring which circles the main bowl.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 600
The Green Room
Located on the ice level in the arena, this space offers the ideal size and location for small business meetings, graduation parties and small celebrations.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 50
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
This venue is a great choice for large scale banquets and events, located on the home court for UND Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Volleyball. The permanent rigging system in this space can accommodate intricate lighting and sound system to create a memorable event.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 650
Ralph's Suite/ Atrium
Located on the suite level at center ice, Ralph's suite and atrium have the best views in the building. This intimate setting is perfect for small gatherings, business meetings, or a cocktail reception.
- Seating Capacity: 50
- Cocktail Reception Capacity: 75
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Club Lounge
Located in the upper level of the venue, take is the sight of the main court for UND Basketball programs and volleyball. This location offers two granite bars and is a perfect space for a small celebration or cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 60
- Ccktail Reception Capacity: 120
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Lobby
Located in the entrance of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, this location has beautiful granite floors and chandeliers. With photos that highlight the tradition that is in our Men’s and Women’s basketball program along with the Volleyball program as well. This space will provide you with the space for a beautiful intimate setting for your event.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 75
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