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About Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

Mission 

We provide a safe, clean, user-friendly facility that effectively serves our customers, with special emphasis on youth sports, maximizing the use of our resources to offer desirable value-added services in a manner that exceeds customer expectations and enhances the pride of our major stakeholders and our community.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide an environment that inspires and promotes a healthy lifestyle through diverse, quality opportunities, with special emphasis on youth sports activities to enrich mind, body and spirit, while enhancing lifelong learning.

Our Values 

  • Commitment
  • Courage 
  • Dedication 
  • Hard Work 
  • Honor 
  • Integrity 
  • Sportsmanship 
  • Teamwork

These 8 values were adopted by our facility the day we opened the doors. It is important to us that kids have a great time within our facility, but at the end of the day it comes down to person you are.  If you are able to grasp a little bit of each value that means a lot more then how many goals you scored your peewee season. 

 

Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

 

WE PROUDLY SERVE OUR AREA AS THE HOME OF DULUTH'S HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY, DULUTH AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (DAHA) AND THE DAVE GOLDBERG FAMILY BRANCH OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE NORTHLAND
 

  • Built in 2008; numerous displays of Duluth's hockey history.
  • Two 200x85 Hockey Rinks (Sill & Seitz Arenas) 
  • Seating for 1,300 fans in Sill;  Seating for 800 in Seitz
  • Turf in Seitz Arena April through Mid September 
  • Eight (8) locker rooms; 4 with full facilities.
  • 200 Meter Walking Track
  • Concessions
  • Conference/Party Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ample Free Parking
  • Stewarts Sport Shop 1 block away with Skate Sharpening and Sporting Supplies
  • Next to the Clyde Iron Works Restaurant

     

DHSC'S ORIGINAL COMMITTEES


Left to Right: John Scott (Design); Dick Loraas (Executive); Anita Stech (Heritage); John Erickson (Construction); Terry Scott (Finance); Clarke Coole (Operations; Pat Francisco (Legacy)

~~     While policy and direction are set by the Board of Directors, the place where the “rubber hits the road” is in committee meetings.  The DHSC’s first committees were established by caring individuals who gave freely of their time & talents to help with the design, construction and finance phases of the project. To accomplish their missions, these Committee Chairs worked with hundreds of volunteers to develop an operational plan and to seek out information and collectibles to prepare the first heritage displays. Lastly, but most importantly they, together with a small but diligent  group of volunteers worked to raise money from both the private and public sectors so as to place the project in a position to become a reality. While the design construction and operational phases are complete, the tasks of searching for artifacts and, most of all, additional funding for the construction debt remains active today!
     The time & energies given by this talented group of volunteer leaders set the standard for the DHSC’s slogan “Giving back…a Duluth Heritage”.

Richard Loraas

Richard Loraas

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 218-623-7431 Cell 218218-343-1872