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Dee Stadium

The Dee Stadium is located at 700 E Lakeshore Drive (MAP) and provides the area with a great ice skating facility from October through April. It is home to the Houghton High School Hockey team and Portage Lake Pioneers Senior Hockey team.

Copper Country Historic Fair at Dee Stadium

Featuring the area's largest collection of historic photos and artifacts including
the Ralph and Barb Raffaelli Historic Photo Collection.


History of Dee Stadium

  • 1902 The Amphidrome was built and The Portage Lakes began playing professional hockey.

  • 1903 The Portage Lakes win Hockey's first National Championship and the American Hockey Association is formed.

  • 1904 The American Hockey Association is reorganized into the International Hockey League (IHL). Formation of the IHL marked the official beginning of professional hockey.

  • 1927 The Amphidrome is destroyed by fire.

  • 1928 The New Amphidrome is rebuilt on the same site.

  • 1946 The Michigan College of Mining and Technology purchases the building and changes the name to Dee Stadium.

  • 1988 The City of Houghton purchases Dee Stadium.

Open Skating & Open Hockey

2015-2016 Schedule (PDF)

Dee Stadium Rental

Dee Stadium is open for ice rental from October 1st - May 1st.  Please call or e-mail the Rink Manager for the present rate.

Dee Stadium Ballroom Rental:

The ballroom on the second floor offers an elegant and affordable space for all occasions including weddings, proms, showers, etc. The 5,375 square foot ballroom features an 850 foot sunroom overlooking the canal, its own kitchen and restroom facilities, an assortment of tables (round and rectangular) and chairs. The ball room holds 300 people and is accessible by stairs only. There is no elevator.

There is a $150 security/cleaning deposit for larger events.

To rent any of the Dee's facilities, contact the building manager at 906.482.7760 or


The following are pictures of the ballroom used for the 2013 Houghton Portage Township Schools Prom:


Decorating provided by Superior Equipment and Events (906) 482-8080. See their website for more ideas:

Birthplace of Professional Hockey and The History of Hockey Exhibit

Visit the Birthplace of Professional Hockey and The History of Hockey Exhibit, located in The Kenner Ruohonen Memorial History Room (See photos below). The Hockey History Museum is open during the summer months Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the hockey season it is open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..

To learn more about Copper Country hockey, visit the Copper Country Hockey History website.

Click photos to enlarge.         

Historical Photo: Amphidrome



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