Morrison Arena History

The Orono Ice Arena was built in 1997 with private contributions from local residents. The arena sits on land owned by the Orono School District and that land is leased to the Orono Ice Arena, Inc. on a long term lease for $1 per year. 

Orono Ice Arena, Inc. is unique. Only about 2% of arenas are set up as a private non profit. Most rinks are owned by a municipality or school district. Because of this arrangement, we rely completely on the revenues from the rink and private donations to sustain the Orono Ice Arena.

Orono Ice Arena, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is led by a board of directors. (link) The board is comprised of three members appointed by the Orono Youth Hockey Association, a member appointed by the Orono School Board, and a member appointed by the city council.


795 Old Crystal Bay Rd N. Orono MN 55356

Brian Hansen

General Manager


Harold J Pond Sports Center History

Built in 1980, and opened in November 1981 When entering the building - it is almost as if one steps inside a time capsule back to the 1980’s, and has a lot of character that screams vintage. With seating for over 800 spectators, on wooden bleachers, adjacent concession stand in the lobby and entrance areas, and a small press box located above the penalty boxes and scorers table - the Harold J. Pond Arena is an amazing venue yet today.

Pond Arena is a private non-profit facility owned by the Westonka - Orono Sports Center Association. It is sponsored equally by Mound Westonka Association and Orono Hockey Boosters and is dedicated to the joint benefit of children in each school districts. The story of the formerly named Lake Area Sports Center started in the early 1980’s when the mere idea to have an indoor arena was born. Much fundraising took place, including community dances and garage sales to benefit the arena construction. Many large contributing parties and businesses took part in the effort to have the building raised. 


2121 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN 55364


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2884 Sixth Ave N, Long Lake, MN 55356

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