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Our History

The Columbus Hockey and Skate Center was incorporated in December of 2000, and opened its doors in January of 2001, bringing public skating and roller hockey leagues to Columbus area youth and adults. Skating and birthday parties were an immediate hit. As the rink remained a popular spot for kids and families, there were many other ideas on the table.

Today, the rink has added indoor soccer and dodgeball leagues to its sports lineup. On the entertainment side, a new laser tag arena was brought in over the Spring of 2013, and brand new redemption arcade games were added in the Fall of 2014. Our facility has been host to a number of concerts, fundraisers, sales, and many other events. And, many more things are planned for the future!

Having grown up from its days as just a hockey center and skating rink, and will all of these ideas planned for the future of sports and entertainment in Columbus, it was decided that the "Columbus Hockey and Skate Center Inc." name was no longer fitting to all that we offered. Starting in May of 2010, the rink began operating under its present name, Columbus Event Center. With all of the different events, activities, and other possibilities, this name was much more fitting.

Building Toward the Future


One major goal of ours is to relocate inside city limits. To help make this long-term goal a reality, we have spent the past several years building a solid foundation of programs and activities to prepare for such a move. We are now closer than ever to finally making this dream a reality.

Over the coming months, watch for news updates on our progress as we work toward the construction of a brand new facility inside the city of Columbus. A better facility in a better (more convenient) location with an even better lineup is on the way!

If you or someone you know is interested in supporting such a project, either as an investor or otherwise, please contact us right away. We can be reached via email using the button below:

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  • 3868 63rd Avenue
    Columbus, Nebraska 68601
  • 402.562.5663
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