The old Ralph Engelstad Arena is being demolishedFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- It's a day of mixed emotions in Grand Forks as a building filled with great memories is being torn down.
By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- It's a day of mixed emotions in Grand Forks as a building filled with great memories is being torn down.
The old Ralph Engelstad Arena demolition project began with current members of this year's hockey team watching.
Brad Berry- UND Assistant Coach: "It's sad to see it go; obviously change brings new life and opportunity for a lot of people it's part of our history and culture."
Jim Scanlan- Former UND Assistant Coach: "You see this for all the memories the building invokes bittersweet to see it come down no question."
Rocco Grimaldi- UND Sophomore Forward: "It's pretty sad to see a piece of tradition to come down no question going to stand forever hopeful we can do something special in the new building and be the first team to bring a championship home."
The old Ralph is being torn down so UND's new indoor practice facility can go up.