JLG Architects Named Official Architect of Hockey Day Minnesota 2024

For the second consecutive year, JLG Architects has been named the Official Architect of Hockey Day Minnesota. The 2024 outdoor hockey celebration is scheduled for January 25-27 in Warroad, MN – Hockeytown USA®.

With three months remaining, outdoor site planning is moving along at the Warroad High School athletic complex and football field along Elk Street. JLG’s Tom Betti is leading the design of the event’s outdoor rinks and hockey village, working in tandem with the 2024 Hockey Day Minnesota committee and dozens of suppliers, contractors, and crew members.

JLG has publicly released the first sneak peek of the 2024 Hockey Day Minnesota site in renderings and flythroughs that tour the outdoor rink layout, event tents, and overall ‘hockey village.’ The hockey village is designed to entertain and provide amenities, supported by the sponsorships of several local partners. “We want visitors to enjoy the wintery setting to its fullest; outside of hockey, we’re focused on fun, with groupings of igloos, a skate path, and a snow hill,” said JLG’s Mitchell Borgen. “There will also be plenty of space to warm up around the fire or inside a massive entertainment tent with bands, food, beverages, and merchandise.” Additionally, the village will feature two large screens covering all of Hockey Day’s events, with access to an array of outdoor food trucks, coffee/hot cocoa huts, and the village beer garden.

“It is a tremendous honor to design Warroad’s Hockey Day rink and village. This community lives and breathes hockey, and alongside the Hockey Day Minnesota team, they have really come together to help make a complex process fun and exciting. This time, it’s not just about creating the ultimate outdoor hockey experience, it’s about sharing the heart and soul of the Warroad community – the camaraderie and culture, the Native American heritage, and the extraordinary legends that have built Hockeytown USA.”