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Arena Information



Rink Size               

Rate per day       

Hourly Rate (4hr Min)

Ice Surface                           






$170 (prime)   

$135 (non-prime)

Yellowjacket Lounge        



$30 per hour

Weight Room                      




  • Capacity is 1,550 fixed seating
  • Wessman reserves the right to negotiate rates on an individual basis. 
  • Rental day is from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (early and late opens are available for a fee)   Rental rates does not include tax, staffing, equipment or miscellaneous charges. 



A dressing room may be included with the ice rental if approved by arena director.

House lighting, ventilation, heat required during open hours. In recognition of the need to conserve energy, a minimum level of comfort will be maintained during non-show hours. 

Wessman Arena will provide premises in clean and serviceable condition. At the conclusion of the event the lessee is responsible for returning the premises in the same condition as found at the beginning of the event. Wessman Arena shall provide general cleaning service of public areas (i.e. restrooms, lobbies, mezzanine, etc.). Specialized cleaning and bulk trash removal is the responsibility of lessee. Interpretation of these terms is the right of Wessman Arena Management. 



Event Staffing – Wessman Arena will provide, and the lessee will be charged for, all event related staffing. All event requirements must be coordinated with, and approved by, Wessman Arena Management at least fourteen (14) days prior to the beginning of the term of the lease agreement. Minimum staffing of specific positions will be required with certain events. 

Food Service and Concessions – All food, beverages (including alcohol) and concessions are operated and controlled exclusively by Wessman Arena. 

Parking – Ample parking is available in our parking lot. Parking is prohibited in the back lot (staff only). All fire lanes must be clear and parking signs must be obeyed. No parking on grass areas.

Communication Services –There is an open Wifi for the building.



General Information


Mailing Address

                   Physical Address                               

Shipping Address

                   PO Box 2000        

                   2701 Catlin Ave.                                 

801 N. 28th Street

Superior, WI 54880

                   Superior, WI 54880                           

Telephone: 715-394-8361                 

Web Site:

Superior, WI 54880


  • The use of propane, flammable bottled gas, liquid/gel fuels or open flame is prohibited within the building. 
  • Any other type of pressurized tank, cylinder or vessel must be properly secured to prevent damage to it. 
  • Helium users are responsible for the safe removal of all helium filled balloons, novelties or vehicles from the building at the end of the event. 
  • Decorations, signs, banners, etc., may not be taped, nailed, tacked, stapled or otherwise fastened to any portion of the facility. 
  • No holes may be drilled, cored or punched into the building. 
  • No painting of signs, displays or other objects is permitted in the building. 
  • No adhesive-backed (stick-on) decals or similar items (except nametags) may be distributed or used in the building. 
  • Any vehicle displayed in a show must contain no more than ¼ of a tank of fuel. 
  • No sample food and/or beverage products may be distributed by exposition sponsoring organizations and/or their exhibitors except upon written authorization from Wessman Arena Management. 
  • No one may bring food or beverage into the arena at any time (including vendors).  
  • Wessman Arena Management must approve taping down of carpet and/or electrical cords, prior to installation. Wessman Arena requires the use of residue resistant carpet tape (i.e., Bron #BT100D/F or Bron #R136 clear floor tape). All tape and its residue must be removed from floor and disposed of immediately after the show. 
  • All electrical extension cords must be three-wire UL listed and UL approved. Two wire electrical cords and zip cord is prohibited. 

*Lessee will be responsible for compliance with the following rules and regulations during their event. Lessor suggests that this information be provided to all event participants with information including show brochures, programs or exhibitor packets. It is the lessee’s responsibility to correct any areas of non-compliance and to be responsible for any damage to premises caused by noncompliance.


Event Supervisor       $25.00

Ticket Sellers             $15.00

Ticket Takers              $15.00

Clock                         $15.00

Penalty Box                                                                                                                         $15.00

Scorer                        $15.00                                   

Minimum amount of staffing will be required for the safety and comfort of guests. All positions have a four hour minimum (except for clock, penalty box and scorers for hockey games). 



Tables (6’ rectanglular)             $7.00 (each)

Chairs                                     $1.00 (each)

Wireless Microphone                 $10.00 (each)

B/W Copies                              $.25 (per page)

Color Copies                             $.50 (per page)

Pipe & Drape (8’x10’ or 10’x10’ sectio)    $25.00 (each) - 3’ sides x 8’ back (No sides = $17.00 each)

Pipe & Drape around the boards (tall or short)                     $250 

Stanchion                                                                          $7.00 (each)

Portable Bar (small)                                                            $30.00

Portable Bar (large)                                                            $40.00

Staging Section (4’ x 8’) (24” or 36” height)                                                            $45.00 (per section)

Ramp for Staging                            $200.00

Forklift with operator                        $100.00 (per day) Scissor Lift with operator                               $100.00 (per day)



Wessman serves only premium liquor. Tax is included in the pricing. 

A bartender charge of $75 per bartender will be waived if sales per bartender are $250 or greater. 

Premium Beer                                    






Domestic Beer                                   






Tap Beer (16oz.)                                






House Wine                                        













Domestic Keg Beer (15.5 gallons)





$275 per keg

Premium Keg Beer (15.5 gallons) 





$340 per keg

Keg Root Beer (1919 Root Beer) 

(7.75 gallons)



$135 per ½ keg


(3.875 gallons) 


$75 per ¼ keg

15.5 Gallon Keg, 180 – 12 oz. Cups or 130 – 16 oz. Cups


The University of Wisconsin-Superior requires proof of general liability insurance to cover non-university events held in our facilities for meetings, conferences, sports camps/clinics, weddings or other special functions or events.

  • The acceptable form of insurance documentation is a certificate of insurance showing evidence of general liability insurance to cover the event and use of University facilities.
  • The certificate of insurance must provide a minimum of $1 million in coverage limits and include Brown University as the certificate holder and as an additional named insured for the event and use of facilities