Bismarck's Schaumberg Arena breaks ground on new complex

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A new ice sheet addition to the Bismarck area took another step forward Monday as the Bismarck Park and Recreation District held a groundbreaking event at the site of the new ice sheet.

The new name of the ice rink addition will be the Wachter Arena, and the name of the whole complex - including the Schaumberg Arena - will be the Capital Ice Complex.

Representatives from the Bismarck Hockey Boosters, Bismarck Figure Skating Club and Bismarck Parks and Recreation District were all in attendance.

"It's going to be great. Both of our ice groups are all busting at the seams. They need more ice time for the kids to get on the ice which is the most important thing, is it's a place for the kids to get on the ice and skate and do their activities," says Kevin Klipfel, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District.

The new 6,300 square foot complex will cost almost $9 million.


The Schaumberg Arena in Bismarck is getting a new sheet of ice very soon.

KFYR-TV's Max Grossfeld spoke with Bismarck Parks and Recreation Facilities and Programs Director Kevin Klipfel live at the groundbreaking of the new complex.