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Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Covid Policies

The EDHC will be strictly following the MN Department of Health (MDH) rules and Minnesota Hockey Guidelines. 

Beginning January 14th  there will be no spectators attend practices.  Due to the same entrance being used and the Boys & Girls Club occupancy we are watching the attendance carefully.  The organization or team renting the ice will be responsible for enforcing the mask policy and keeping a log of who is entering the facility for your practices & games for tracing. If there is an outbreak you will be asked to provide the log. 

Spectators at Games (Starting January 14th) are limited to two spectators  per family.  We are starting to let children under the age of 18 in but must be seated next to an adult and may not be unaccompanied on the mezzanine or on around the ice at any time.  All spectators will be required to wear a facial covering and maintain proper social distance guidelines.  The organization renting the ice will be responsible to keeping a log of who is entering the arena for contact tracing. 

No resurfacing will occur in youth games per Minnesota Hockey.  Shovels will be provided on each bench to clear the snow in front of the bench area.  
No dryland activity or team workouts may occur in the facility per Minnesota Hockey.  An additional 3 minutes ice time has been added to warm ups by District 11 to help be prepared on the ice. 

Coaches and players are required to wear masks on and off the ice. 
Players will be admitted 10 minutes before the scheduled ice time. No earlier. Spectators will be admitted at game time.

Do not drop players off any earlier due to the weather.  
We have installed a door bell if we are not at the door at the time please ring the door bell. 


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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are using a card to purchase any games, your card must be able to make international purchases.




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Broken Hockey Sticks

Do you have any broken hockey sticks laying around.  Drop them off at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center and Bob Bell will convert them to walking sticks for those in need!


ESSENTIA DULUTH HERITAGE CENTER ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED GIFT FROM TODD & SUSAN JOHNSON TO HELP SUSTAIN THEM THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Duluth, MN — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of 2020, the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center faced a seemingly impossible financial challenge. For over a decade the Center had prided itself on running like a business and now, like so many other local businesses, the Center was facing a dire financial future. The Essentia Duluth Heritage Center was created to inspire and empower Northland youth to become the best that they can be. And it was in this moment of uncertainty that a northland family stepped up to show leadership and community support in an unprecedented way. Their gift spanning 16 months will carry the operations of the Center through the current pandemic. The Johnsons have been significant community supporters for over three decades. In addition to their entrepreneurial efforts, they have also been remarkably generous in financially supporting several nonprofit enterprises in our area. They have long been impressed by the community’s creation and support of the Heritage Center. They endorse the Center's mission of citizenship, personal responsibility and community. Still, it came as a surprise when Pat Francisco, he Center’s Foundation Chair, received a call from Todd Johnson. “He called me out of the blue,” Pat said, “and asked about our organization’s current stress level. I told him, honestly, that it was on yellow and trending to red.” That was all Todd needed to hear. “Maybe I can help,” Todd said. In a moment of nationwide instability and uncertainty, a family in our community has once again stepped up to support the work of the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center, continuing the proud legacy of Jerry DeMeo and the late Dick Loraas. “The Essentia Duluth Heritage Center is a community treasure,” said Todd Johnson. “Like so many other businesses impacted by this time, they had expenses that needed to be paid. We thought it was important that someone from our community — someone who has been blessed with the resources to help — step in to do so and help them keep their crucial mission going.” “It’s so important that people with the resources to do so give back to the community we all call home,” said Todd. “We can be a force for good and show vital organizations that, when the chips are down and the future is not certain, there are people who will step forward and help” “The Johnsons saw a community need and they took action,” said Pat. “They acted on their love of this community and its care for our children. “We sincerely thank the Johnsons for their charitable leadership at such a critical time.” The Johnsons, in their crucial support of the work of the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center, are a real-life example of the words of Franklin Roosevelt when he said “we cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." About The Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Completed in 2008, the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center is a facility which provides an environment that inspires and promotes a healthy lifestyle through diverse, quality opportunities with special emphasis on youth sports and the programs of the Boys and Girls Club. About the Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation The Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation exists to support the mission of the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center and to promote the values that encourage personal responsibility and citizenship.

Lincoln Park Community bans together Pay it Forward PPE

Take Part in Our Pay It Forward PPE Project!

During each 4-hour volunteer session, 30 to 35 volunteers will assemble 6,000 face shields for use by front line workers needing added protection from the coronavirus. Volunteers will be provided with safety and assembly training,  a T-shirt and masks, and prizes purchased from our local businesses.

In true pay-it-forward style, each volunteer session will allow us to distribute 500 masks to community members and organizations and raise $1,000 for your selected nonprofit partner.

WDIO - Seitz Arena Face Shield Project - Ecolibrium3/Frost River

Follow the WDIO link below for some great coverage on what is taking place in Seitz Arena!

If your own business/organization wanted to get involved please visit


Vintage Sports Camp is cancelling for the month of June

The Sports camp will look to open July 8th. 

When we get new information it will be posted to this page, and our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. 


City of Duluth Open Skates have been postponed until further notice.






Stay tuned for more updates! 


Due to CDC protocols and social distancing our Wednesday Night Yoga classes have been canceled until further notice. 

Stay connected with the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center page so you can be notified when classes start back up! 

-The EDHC Staff 

EDHC 10-year Anniversary Teamwork Celebration

Clyde Iron Works Restaurant - Just a Slapshot Away!

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During the launch of our Values Banners project, we presented this video to depict who we are and what we stand for.

Check out this video to learn more about the EDHC's Values Banner Program.