The Wichita Ice Center has Olympic & NHL rinks, full-length viewing windows, meeting and banquet rental, concessions, party rooms, sport store, Learn To Skate programs, Learn to Play Hockey, Youth & Adult Hockey leagues, competitive and recreational Figure Skating Academy.
Erected in 1996, the Wichita Ice Center, formerly Ice Sports Wichita, sought to fill the need for an ice rink in the Wichita area. Several individual citizens and groups petitioned the city for such a rink, stating the need was felt community wide. Since its inception, the facility has been a place for skating lessons, figure skating, hockey (youth and adult), leisure skating, and many other ice related sports and leisure activities.
Wichita Ice Center cost approximately $8.3 million, most of which was the base building. Modifications approved by the City of Wichita Council added $1 million to the price tag. A professional sized skating rink, a professional sized hockey rink, a restaurant, administrative offices, locker rooms, a snack counter, a pro shop, a common area with seating to put skates on, and a 1000-person spectator seating in the Olympic sized rink cover the core amenities offered by the Ice Center.