Sioux Falls taxpayers already have to pay to fix ice at the Denty

Remember when former Mayor Bowlcut and Bucktooth bragged to us how perfect the concrete pour was for the ice rink at the Denty? Apparently it was not so great;

The City of Sioux Falls, SD, requests formal bids for DSFP Events Center Building Improvements—Ice Rink Expansion Joint Replacement.

I have heard from several people that the ice rink was NOT done correctly shortly after it opened. Complaints about leaks, etc. Besides the siding, the screwed up cracked flooring and paper thin walls, another short cut to ‘save money’ at the Denty. This will be costing us for years to come.



3 comments ↓

#1 LJL on 01.11.20 at 10:26 am

Concrete slabs on grade crack regardless of how “perfect” it was poured. Thats the reason for the expansion joints replacement.

#2 CCracker on 01.12.20 at 9:15 am

The EC concrete was laid improperly requiring the grinding service to remove the chipping and flaking. Just like the mayor who ordered it poured?

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.14.20 at 12:30 pm

I would love to see a comparison sheet, which lists all major repairs to the Arena over the years in contrast to the EC.

The EC has been built, I am afraid, in this era of planned obsolescence gone a muck. Nothing is built to last anymore, because capitalism needs new markets to survive, and when they can’t find them, sometimes they just cannibalize their own existence in attempt to survive.

If I remember right, the cement floor at the Arena lasted 40 years until it was replaced due to the arrival of the Stampede team. Just think, I bet the Arena floor is better right now, than the EC ever was to handle ice hockey.