It’s official: Construction of new Watertown Ice Arena is a “go”  (Audio)

August 22, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–After years of conversation and debate, plans for a new two sheet ice arena along Willow Creek Drive in Watertown are officially a “go.”

At a special city council meeting Monday night, the council gave unanimous approval to a large bid package that will allow construction to begin next month.

The final price tag will come in at just under $32 million.

Councilman Randy Tupper….

Councilman Dan Schutte….

Lastly, Watertown Mayor Ried Holien spoke of relief to finally see this project moving forward…

The “Build It Now” fundraising group will soon announce major donors and naming rights deals that helped bridge the money gap.