National Sports Center announces new ice fishing expo

The National Sports Center (NSC) has added a third outdoor sports expo scheduled for November.The Hardwater Ice Fishing Expo will use the new NSC Sports Expo Center as well as existing space in the nearby Schwan Center.

The Nov. 16-18 ice fishing expo was announced this afternoon (Thursday, June 28).

“Our ice fishing expo will allow guests to ensure they have everything they need before there’s ice on the lakes this winter,” said Greg Savino, NSC campus development manager.

Attendees will be able to buy fishing tackle at pre-season prices, Savino said.

The Hardwater Ice Fishing Expo will be the third in series of new NSC-owned outdoor sports expos.The Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo has been held at the NSC the last two years. The Minnesota Bass Expo, which premiered this year, will undergo a name change and be known as the Minnesota Angling Expo.

“We’ve been working on this show for six months,” said Barclay Kruse, the NSC’s chief communication officer. “I think we will be able to get this show sold out relatively soon.”

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