Special Events

  1. Center ice art competition
  2. Summer Concert Series
  3. Music in the Parks
  4. Play in our Parks
  5. Wet N Wild
  6. Nickel Jamboree
  7. Civic Campus 5-Yr. Celebration
  8. Pumpkin Night in the Park
  9. Winter lights
  10. Winterfest
  11. Winter Pop Up Events
  12. Environmental Fun Fair

Columbia Arena/Center Ice Medallion Art Competition

$1,000 prize, Art Submissions due May 31, 2023

North Suburban Center for the Arts (NSCA) is holding an art competition to design a bronze medallion that will be placed at the location of Columbia Arena's Center Ice on Fridley's Civic Campus behind City Hall! A $1,000 prize was donated by an anonymous donor and will be awarded to the winner.

From NSCA's website:  

To commemorate City Hall's anniversary and the former location of Columbia Arena's "Center Ice," we are hosting an art competition!  Using the 12" circle template, we are asking artists to design what could become the bronze "hockey puck" that will live in the exact location of Center Ice, now City Hall. (PDF in application)

Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to apply. Please note that submissions must only consist of black and white.

Columbia Arena was the location for the final Mighty Ducks film, D3 and holds a special place in the hearts of many people from this area!

For more details and to enter, please visit NSCA's website at NorthSuburbanArts.org/Columbia-Arena

More information: 
History of Columbia Arena
Video of Columbia Arena's Demolition
City of Fridley Civic Campus

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