March 16, 2021
WATERTOWN, S.D.–It looks like details on what a new Watertown ice arena will look like, and how it’ll be paid for will be unveiled soon at a special city council meeting.
Ice Arena Committee Chairman and City Councilman Ried Holien…
Why make the announcement at a special council meeting???
Holien says they don’t want to cut corners on this project…
A site for the new arena has not been publicly announced, although Holien says the Watertown Mall property is no longer under consideration.
A new two-sheet ice arena is estimated to cost at least $15 million.
First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard have pledged a million dollars toward the project.
The Watertown Hockey Association and Watertown Figure Skate Club have also pledged a combined $2.75 million in cash and in-kind donations.