News & Updates

Get the latest news and information regarding Ralph Engelstad Arena events, concerts, and happenings. Follow us on Facebook (@RalphEngelstadArena), Twitter (@TheREA and Instagram (@ralphengelstadengelstadarena). For official statements from Ralph Engelstad Arena regarding news stories contact Jody Hodgson- GM at 701.777.6633 or [email protected]  Media members can also download the official Ralph Engelstad Arena logo below for use in communication pieces.

Press Releases - COVID-19 Related

March 16, 2020: RALPH ENGELSTAD ARENA COVID-19 UPDATE: Notifications & Closings

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In light of ongoing public health concerns, the JoJo Siwa rescheduled show on April 10 has been postponed. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets, which will be honored at the rescheduled date to be announced soon.




The March 17 performance of Baby Shark Live! at Chester Fritz Auditorium has been postponed. The safety and health of our audiences is our highest priority and we encourage everyone to follow the guidelines put forth by public health officials.  For more information, please visit The show will be rescheduled for a date to be announced and we can’t wait to bring this one-of-a-kind musical experience to families in Grand Forks.

Tickets previously purchased will be honored for the new date once announced. For those unable to attend the new event date, refunds will be available through original point of purchase.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Collegiate Hockey Conference and its member institutions, in coordination with Xcel Energy Center, have announced the 2020 NCHC Tournament has been cancelled effective immediately. This included the NCHC quarterfinal playoffs at the Ralph Engelstad Arena March 13-15.

If you ordered tickets online, over the phone, or with a credit card, Ticketmaster has you covered. No additional action is needed and you won't need to reach out to anyone and you will be notified that the event has been canceled. Your refund will be automatically delivered (except UPS fees) to the method of payment used to complete your original purchase. Refunds should be received within 7-10 business days.


All customers who purchased tickets with cash at the Ralph Engelstad Arena Box Office will need to return to that original point of purchase to receive a refund.  Box office cash purchasers are advised to call the Ralph Engelstad Arena Box Office at (701) 777-4689 with additional questions or concerns, including confirmation of the date and time when cash refunds will be available.


For UND Hockey Season Ticket Holders, you will receive a credit for the NCHC ticket packages that will be applied to the NCHC portion of your season ticket renewals for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. If you elect not to renew your season tickets, we will issue a check to you at the conclusion of the renewal process during the summer of 2020. Please call the Ralph Engelstad Arena Ticket Office at 701-777-4689 or email us at [email protected] you have questions regarding your NCHC playoff tickets.


If you seek to speak with someone at Ticketmaster, you may call Ticketmaster support at (800) 653-8000.


Ticketmaster support telephone hours are as follows:

Mon-Fri: 9 AM – 9 PM

Sat: 9 AM – 8 PM

Sun: 9 AM – 6 PM
More information will be provided to fans in the coming days.


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Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos returning to Grand Forks

Update to REA Entry Procedures and Fan Safety Initiatives

Jason Ulmer to be Director of The Hockey Academy at Ralph Engelstad Arena