Silver Bay Ice Arena is a one-sheet seasonal ice facility (and an exterior outdoor natural ice sheet alongside building) with ice installed mid October through mid March, and hosts a wide variety of dry-floor activities including: baseball, football, golf, floor hockey, weight room, car shows, fair exhibits, weddings and many more. On January 13, 1976 Silver Bay Arena was renamed and dedicated Rukavina Ice Arena after Lake Superior School District 381 Prinicapal and Assistant Superintendent of Schools for over 16 years - Frank Rukavina. Geographical, Rukavina Arena is Minnesota's northern-most rink along the north shore of Lake Superior and is located at 129 Outer Drive Silver Bay, MN 55614. Built in 1966, Rukavina shares the same layout with neighboring North Shores Two Harbors Arena that is exactly 29 miles away that too was built in 1966 off of the same blueprints and builder and equally boast a seating capacity of 2500 spectators. Rukavina arena is owned by Lake County, and operated by Silver Bay Youth Hockey Association. Exteriorly, Rukavina Arena appears to be a large building (compared to other standard arenas) that house 1-sheet of ice. With an upstairs, heated viewing area Rukavina Arena is the home building to the history laden Silver Bay Youth, and High School Mariners program, with the programs accomplishments and D1 and NHL players are prominently displayed within the upstairs lobby with trophies lining the shelves from years past for the "BAY" Mariners.
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