Desert ice hockey events arena receives OK from Riverside County supervisors

A $250 million Coachella Valley ice hockey and concert arena project along Interstate 10 was unanimously approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, with strong support from local tourism, business and community officials.

“This is a game-changer for Riverside County … and even more so for the Thousand Palms area, which quite frankly has suffered for some time,” said Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. The two-rink, 295,000-square-foot development is in Perez’s district on land owned by the H.N. and Frances Berger Foundation, next to the Classic Club golf course near Thousand Palms and Palm Desert. 

  • Janet Wilson
  • Palm Springs Desert Sun
  • Published: 4:06 p.m. PT May 25, 2021 Updated: 10:36 a.m. PT May 26, 2021
  • Photo info: A rendering shows the exterior of the Coachella Valley arena proposed for the Palm Desert area by the end of 2022.