The Willmar Civic Center consists of two arenas: the Cardinal Arena (25,800 sq. ft.) and the Blue Line Arena (16,000 sq. ft.). During the fall/winter, each arena has a sheet of ice and is home to hockey, ice skating and curling. It makes a great place for shows and tournaments involving any of these activities.
The Willmar Civic Center is one of the largest outstate facilities with a seating capacity of 2200 (hockey season) and 4000 people for dry floor shows.
With a Full Concession Stand and 12 Locker Rooms, the Civic Center has two (2) regulation sheets of ice located in the Cardinal and Blue Line Arena. Recognized as a top notch Curling Facility, the Willmar Civic Center is home to the Glacial Ridge Curling Club, Willmar Warhawks- NA3HL Junior Hockey Team, Willmar High School Boys and Girls Varsity Hockey Teams, Willmar Christian Hockey League, WCER Youth and Adult Hockey, Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club and Open to Public Skating. The facility is also equipped with a Skate Sharpening Shop.
Numerous dry floor events, expos, concerts and more take place inside the facility each year including; KWLM Spring Show, Rebel Camper Show, Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club Gun Show, West Central Tribune Garage Sale, Shrine Circus, West Central Builders Show, Willmar Ag Show and Ridgewater College Graduation.
Here’s a quick video of how the Willmar Civic Center looks during the Ridgewater College Graduation.