Construction on the new Columbus ice rink will begin next Monday. It is being built in the parking lot on the west side of the Columbus Civic Center.
A groundbreaking was held Monday for the $5.9 million facility which will be more than 35,000 square feet and take 11 months to build.
The construction is being done by Van Winkle & Company of Atlanta, a company in business since 1931.
"I'm happy for the entire community," said Wanda Amos, the owner of the Columbus Cottonmouths.
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It is being financed by the 2008 Local Option Sales Tax.