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About Us

About Northern Lights Arena

Alpena Rink Management LLC is an organization dedicated to managing and operating Northern Lights Arena. Comprised of dedicated volunteer community members, NLA focuses on maintaining the facility in a profitable and accessible manner for the citizens of the Alpena area. Our outreach activities include a walking track, learn-to-skate programs, and various non-ice events and programs, providing diverse recreational opportunities for the community.

While our core activities revolve around utilizing the ice rink facilities for figure skating, hockey, and curling, we also support numerous other groups and activities. Our main user groups include the Alpena Hockey Association, Alpena Blue Line Club, Alpena Figure Skating Club, Alpena Men’s League, Alpena Wildcat Hockey, Shipwreck Alley Rollers Women's Roller Derby, Thunder Bay Curling Club, Alpena 45'ers, Heather Rensberry Memorial Foundation, the Carhartt League, and NLA Walkers.

Northern Lights Arena is committed to fostering a vibrant, active community through a wide range of programs and events, promoting healthy lifestyles and providing a hub for ice sports and recreational activities in Northeast Michigan.

Northern Lights Arena

Our Staff

Jessica Henry

Events & Operations Manager

Jeremy Winterstein

Maintenance Manager

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