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, this space offers an elegant look to your event with granite flooring, brick pillars, and beautiful chandeliers. This space is also filed with the history of our hockey program as an added bonus.
For an additional price you will be able to use our 12’ x 7’ projection screen that can be used to display a presentation, graphic or nice message for your guests.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 300
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
Located within the main arena, the Club Lounge is located on the south end and overlooks the lower bowl and ice to give your event a unique feel. Your guest will enter through glass etched doors to find walls lined in cherry wood, the longest free standing bar in North Dakota with a granite top lined with brass accents and full upholstered bar stools. Your guests will also be able to admire the Quaint Mortier Organ the Ralph had personally shipped here from Belgium.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 50
- Cocktail Reception with high top tables: 150
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
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
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
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Lobby
Located in the entrance of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, This location also offers an elegant look to your event with the beautiful granite flooring and Chandeliers. The walls are tastefully lined with photograph collages that depict the tradition of the Men’s and Women’s basketball and volleyball programs.
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 75
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Club Lounge
Located in the upper level of the venue, take in the sight of the main court for Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball program. This space is the perfect size for a small gathering or a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres
- Banquet Seating Capacity: 60
- Cocktail Reception Capacity: 120
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