The Kent Freeman Arena is located at the fairgrounds in Detroit Lakes. It has two ice sheets; one has an 85' x 195' cement floor, 1500 seating capacity with sound system. The second is a practice sheet with an 85' x 200' cement floor. When the ice is not in use, other events take place including: circuses, auction sales, Becker County Fair, festivals and community functions. Public wi-fi is available at the arena.
2023 Polar Fest Cool Kites on the Lake @ 10a-3p Feb 11, 2024. Join us at Detroit Lakes Pavilion on the Lake for some colorful Polar Fest fun! See Detroit Lakes Winter Guide by The Lodge.
2024 Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks @ 7p-710p Feb 10. Join us at Detroit Lakes Pavilion on Little Detroit Lake for some colorful Polar Fest fun!
Polar Fest Polar Palooza on Feb 21 at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area offers a fun night of tubing races for teams of 4. Awards for the top 3 teams & top 2 team costumes.
2023 Polar Fest Ice Tee Golf Tournament is a fun, festive 4-person team golf scramble held on the ice on February 17, 2023, between 1p-2p in front of the Holiday Inn on Highway 10.
2024 Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks @ 7p-7:10p Feb 24. Join us at Detroit Lakes Pavilion on Little Detroit Lake for some colorful Polar Fest fun!
2023 Polar Fest Kitefest @ 10a-2p Feb 12, 2023. Join us at Detroit Lakes Pavilion on the Lake for some colorful Polar Fest fun! See Detroit Lakes Winter Guide by The Lodge.
Don’t miss Polar Fest Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance @ 6p-9p Feb 9, 2024, kick off to the annual Detroit Lakes Polar Fest. See Detroit Lakes Winter Guide by The Lodge.
The Detroit Lakes Curling Club provides recreational opportunities for all curlers. Dedicated to the promotion and the coordination of the sport of curling to provide fun, fellowship and family activities within Detroit Lakes and surrounding communities. The Club sponsors leagues that compete three times weekly, several bonspeils (curling tournaments), Community Ed Classes, and other special events that include Youth Curling.
Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes offers one ice rink and one ice skating rink during the winter months. The warming house is open scheduled hours in January and February with a limited number of skate sizes on loan for free. During regular winter seasons, curling enthusiasts compete in bonspiels at the Curling Club on the northern edge of the city off Highway 59.