BLAINE, Minn., (September 23, 2020) — The National Sports Center (NSC) announced today that the planned Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo held at the complex is cancelled for 2020. The decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our attendees, vendors, partners, employees, and volunteers. Due to COVID-19, the safety risk, and the implications it has caused, we are unable to host this event safely this year.
The NSC plans to work with long-time partner Clam Outdoors to showcase new ice fishing gear and tips from pros via social media and email newsletters. Additionally, the newsletters will include special offers and promotions will be shared from other Hard Water Expo vendors.
“We are disappointed that we are unable to get together with everyone this year at the 2020 Hardwater Ice Expo in Blaine but we think this is the best decision for the health and safety of everyone involved in the event. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2021,” said Clam Outdoors CEO Dave Osborne.
The National Sports Center and Clam Outdoors look forward to welcoming ice fishing enthusiasts back to a bigger and better event in 2021. Save the date for November 19-21, 2021.
About the National Sports Center:
The National Sports Center is one of the world’s largest amateur sports facilities. The NSC operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions. The facility boasts an annual attendance of over 4 million visitors each year. The NSC is a priceless, innovative and a unique asset to Minnesota sports families and to the local economy as well.
The campus covers nearly 700 acres and includes 50 grass multi-use athletic fields, the eight sheet Super Rink, the 18-hole Victory Links golf course, a 5,500 seat stadium, the indoor Sports Hall with an artificial turf field, the Sport Expo Center featuring basketball and volleyball courts and a 180-bed residence hall.
In addition to being the home of Minnesota United FC, the NSC houses the offices of Blaine Soccer Club.
The NSC is a State of Minnesota campus but is operated by the National Sports Center Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is self-sustaining and receives no annual operating funding from the state.