The Superior Ice Arena opened December 4, 1989, and was built in cooperation with the City of Superior. The arena replaced the old Municipal Rink, or “Muni” as it was called by those who skated there. The arena has seven locker rooms, a concession stand, snack and beverage vending machines, heated viewing in the lobby and a meeting room that can accommodate meetings or classroom situations.
The arena is privately owned by the Superior Amateur Hockey Association and is one of the cleanest and most up-to-date facilities in the Midwest and Canada. During the months of October thru March, the Superior Amateur Hockey Association runs its youth hockey program, one that has contributed over the years to the many State Championships won by its member teams, and ultimately by the Superior Senior High School Spartan Boys and Girls Hockey teams. The Superior Ice Arena is the winter home of the Superior Senior High Spartan Girls Hockey Team, one of the first WIAA sanctioned girls high school teams in the State of Wisconsin.
Though many ice arenas in the northland have a dry-land component for at least part of the year, the Superior Ice Arena was built solely for the purpose of ice sports throughout the year. Its physical plant, dehumidification system and ancillary systems result in an ice surface that has no compare to anyplace else within hundreds of miles. For that reason, it is a favorite place for people looking for really good ice even in the heat and humidity of a typical Lake Superior Summer. Many summer teams return year after year to use the arena as a training site.
Though rentals of ice are limited during the October thru March period, special circumstances can dictate use by other groups. During that period, customers should contact the Arena Manager to explore the possibility of ice rental. During the April through September period, customers can check the Schedules menu tab to see what is available. These are updated daily as they change. Contact Arena Manager to rent that hour of ice.