About Young Arena

Skating & Event Venue

Young Arena opened its doors in December of 1994 and operates as part of the City of Waterloo Leisure Services Department. Young Arena has hosted thousands of events and seen over 7 million visitors since its opening.  

Young Arena has a full scale concessions operation to meet your needs while attending your event.  Please DO NOT bring in coolers, food or beverages for any event being held at the arena.  There is not a clear bag policy with the understanding that bagged items are medically, family or participant necessary. 

Wrestling, Hockey & Concerts

Some of our most notable events have been the 1998 & 2001 D III NCAA National Wrestling Championship. 2003 & 2005 AAU Regional Wrestling Championships.  The 2005 & 2006 Iowa High School 3A District Wrestling Tournament and the 1995 & 2003 Varsity High School State hockey Tournaments. USA Hockey’s King Of The Hill Tournament in 1998 as well as numerous USA Wrestling qualifying tournaments. 

The United States Hockey League’s 1996 & 2007 All-Star Games; 2004 & 2008, 2012, 2014 Clark Cup Finals and 2007 USHL Final Four Championships were held at Young Arena.

In May of 2008, Young Arena was the host site for the My Waterloo Days Concert Series which featured musical artists Jordan Pruitt, Drake Bell & Bret Michaels. 

Young Arena has been the host site for the Battle Of Waterloo Wrestling Tournament since 2010 & Iowa AAU Super-Peewee Wrestling Championships since 2000.

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