Windom Ice Arena is located at 1480 8th Ave, and likes within the Cottonwood County Fairgrounds. The 50,000 sq. ft., multi-purpose facility was built in 1975, and was one of the first indoor ice arenas in southwestern Minnesota.
Offering year-round recreation, the Arena includes two air-conditioned racquetball courts in the southwest corner of the building. Wallyball, a version of volleyball, and three-on-three basketball may also be played on the courts. Racquetball leagues meet throughout the year while Wallyball leagues are held in the fall and winter. Weekend tournaments for Wallyball and Racquetball are scheduled in late winter and early spring. A second sheet of ice measuring 45 x 165 feet was installed in 2006 alongside the main ice sheet, and an indoor batting cage and golf driving range were added in 1996.
From Mid-November through March, artificial ice fills the 85x200, NHL regulation rink in front of the grandstand, which seats 2,500 spectators. Throughout the mid 1990's, they saved costs by not painting the dirt floor under the ice each winter, and merely flooded the rink atop the leveled gravel below and painted lines on top of the dirt making the ice purposefully brown! Youth hockey games and tournaments, figure skating lessons, ice shows, broomball and open skating are activities that keep the 1996 LP-powered Zamboni busy. Windom Arena is also the home ice for the Windom Youth Hockey Association and Figure Skating Club, and is the home rink to the MSHSL Boys cooperative team consisting of: Fulda, Jackson County Central, Mountain Lake, Southwest Star Concept and Windom Area for the Eagles hockey team.
During the spring and summer months, horse shows, auto shows, auctions and special county fair events are held in the Arena. A large paved parking lot provides an ideal outdoor dance floor for summer months. During the county fair, the lot becomes a midway.
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