Holien talks with KWAT News about plans for Watertown’s new multi-purpose ice arena (Audio)

April 1, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–All signs point toward construction on a new multi-purpose ice arena in Watertown getting started later this year.

The city has signed off on a memorandum of understanding with a developer to build the two-sheet arena on Watertown’s east side.

Councilman Ried Holien chairs the Ice Arena Committee, and talked with KWAT News about the location for this project……

He explains why this is a good location to build on…

He says the $14 million arena will generate some valuable spin-off development…

Holien says the arena will primarily be used for hockey and figure skating, but it will be multi-purpose, and capable of hosting other events too….

Holien says the framework of a naming rights agreement worth several million dollars is in place, but it has not been publicly announced yet.

The plan is for the arena to be completed by late 2022.

Hear the full interview with Holien by clicking below: