Holien sold on value of multi-purpose functionality of proposed new ice arena (Audio)

City of Watertown

August 26, 2021

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Mayor Ried Holien led a 10-member delegation on a tour of seven ice arenas in the Twin Cities area last week.

The Watertown officials wanted to get an up close look at those facilities as they make design plans for their own two-sheet ice arena.

KWAT News asked Holien what his big takeaways were from the two-day tour. He says one of them is to make sure it’s not just an ice arena–but that it has multi-purpose functionality….

The ice arena will be the centerpiece of a new development called The Lakes at Willow Creek.

Holien says groundbreaking for the new ice arena could happen late this year or the spring of 2022.