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Warroad Olympic Arena
The Warroad Olympic Arena located at Elk St. NW in Warroad MN was built back in 1984 and is home to many former, and future Warroad youth that someday dream of donning the black and gold Warriors jersey of Warroad High School. Olympic Arena, used mostly as an indoor practice facility, and youth game arena features a smaller than regulation ice sheet at 190' x 85'. Spectator seating is also smaller than most indoor arenas. Recently furbished corner "viewing seating areas" aim to accommodate Warroad youth fans cheering on their favorite youth hockey player(s). The Community of Warroad is actively raising money for future advancements to be made to the 24+ year old arena. Currently the arena only has 3 small locker rooms located immediately upon entering the "Hockeytown USA" red door inside of the small lobby. A portion of these renovations have been made namely called "Phase I Renovations" back in June of 2007 including new boards, plexiglass along the rink sides, heat in the corner viewing areas, and the old wooden boards were removed and replaced with modern style boards, all done with 100% volunteer labor. "Phase II Renovations" will be made- when donations allow -to expand the lobby and viewing areas, upgrade or replace the locker rooms, and someday connect the Olympic Arena to the adjacent Gardens Arena (Built in 1993).
Upon visiting Warroad every hockey fan should stop and see the old Olympic Arena and the "New" Gardens for a complete look at the history of hockey in Warroad. With several Olympic Hockey players and Gold Medal winners having their beginnings in Warroad, the Olympic Arena and the original "Hockey Town USA" are truly "Hall of Fame.”
An account has been established at Security State Bank of Warroad to handle contributions. Checks may be sent to: Security State Bank c/o Warroad Olympic Arena Improvement Project, P.O. Box 70, Warroad, MN 56763 ~All contributions are tax deductible~