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.
It is being financed by the 2008 Local Option Sales Tax.