Sanford Center

The multi-purpose 4,000-seat Sanford Center is the signature sports and entertainment facility for the City of Bemidji and surrounding community.  The facility is the new home of the Bemidji State University Beavers Division I college hockey program.  The total cost of this facility was approximately $50M.

Like the facility itself, the ice system is state-of-the-art.  The refrigeration system was designed with the highest efficiency equipment and refrigerants possible for this type of venue.  The ice rink floor will be designed with a seamless floor system that uses non-corrodible materials.  The dasher board system was designed with the latest technology and options to maximize player’s safety and spectator’s involvement and enjoyment.  The dasher board system was also designed to be easily removed and reinstalled to accommodate dry floor events.