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Published September 13, 2013, 10:17 AM

Grand Forks, Minot getting ice facility upgrades

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hockey players and figure skaters in Grand Forks and Minot will soon have more ice to accommodate them.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hockey players and figure skaters in Grand Forks and Minot will soon have more ice to accommodate them.

The Icon Sports Center planned in south Grand Forks will have two USA Hockey-size rinks with 500 spectator seats per rink. The Grand Forks Herald reports that the $8.6 million facility should be open in a year. Donations so far have totaled $7.5 million.

In Minot, about $3 million has been raised for an expansion of the Maysa Arena that is expected to cost between $6.5 million and $7.5 million. The Minot Daily News reports that the project will add a third sheet of ice, renovate another rink, and improve the arena's office and locker room areas. Work is to start in the spring.

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