Consulting contract approved for Prairie Lakes Ice Arena  (Audio)

Nobember 7, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown City Council on Monday night approved a consulting contract on the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena that’s under construction.

The TEGRA Group will be paid $286,500 for their services.

Additionally, the council approved language that allows City Manager Amanda Mack to execute any change orders of less than $75,000 during construction of the $36.5 million arena.

TEGRA President Dick Strasburg (pictured) gave the council an update on arena construction….

Mayor Ried Holien thanked Strasburg for being visionary when it came to acquiring building materials needed for the arena…

Strasburg and the TEGRA Group also acted as a consultant for the city of Watertown during construction of the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center.

A groundbreaking ceremony on the ice arena north of Hobby Lobby was held on September 7th, and as the mayor mentioned, the hope is to open the facility next fall.