March 8: Gold medal celebration celebrates Monique and Jocelyne Lamoreaux

Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux recently became the first North Dakotans to ever win a gold medal at the Olympics when they helped the U.S. Women’s National hockey team defeat Canada at the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The state of North Dakota, the city of Grand Forks, and Ralph Engelstad Arena invite the community to a free event that celebrates the accomplishments of Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux as Olympic gold medalists on Thursday, March 8.  Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m.

Mayor Mike Brown will be on hand to make a presentation and Ron Galstad, Board Chair of the Grand Forks/ East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, will proclaim that March 8 is “Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux Day” in the state of North Dakota on behalf of Governor Doug Burgum. “We couldn’t be more excited and proud of Monique and Jocelyne’s accomplishments.”- Mayor Mike Brown. “For them to grow up right here in Grand Forks and represent our community on the world stage is very special.”

Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux grew up in Grand Forks playing youth hockey. They eventually went on to star at the University of North Dakota where they hold several school records. The 2018 Olympics mark the third time the Lamoureux sisters have represented the United States in the Winter Games as part of the national hockey team, previously capturing silver at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games.

Free parking will be available on-site in the lots located on the north and south sides of the arena. Attendees are encouraged to enter through the main lobby located on the east side of the arena. For additional information about the event, visit