Construction crews will, “dig deep” as work begins on Watertown’s Prairie Lakes Ice Arena  (Audio)
Mike Tanner/KWAT

October 5, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Questions were raised in Watertown’s race for mayor last year over the proposed location of a new $36 million ice arena.

Incumbent Mayor Sarah Caron wasn’t a fan of building it north of Hobby Lobby, where construction is just getting started.

City Engineer Heath VonEye spoke with KWAT News about the concerns that were raised, at the time, over that location…

The arena is being built in an undeveloped area of Watertown, which means paved streets to get to the site will also need to be built…

The construction timeline is 12 months.