The Ingersoll Arena was re-constructed in 1994 by the City of Auburn, business, civic organizations, and individual contributions in addition to a great amount of voluntary labor. Originally named the Pettengill Arena, the facility was renamed in 1999 in honor of Norris E. Ingersoll in recognition of his more than three decades of service to the City of Auburn as the Parks and Recreation Department Director. The arena has served thousands of young people and adults for public skating, skating instruction, and hockey each season.
Built upon the success of Ingersoll Arena, recent investments by the city and community have created a new ice arena facility; the Norway Savings Bank Arena. This new recreational and economic development project now serves the community, and region for ice related activities. The opportunity now exists for Ingersoll Arena to enter a new chapter with a repurposed use.
The city has contracted a consultant to prepare a report which analyzes the facility and to recommend the highest and best use of Ingersoll Arena going forward. In addition to the findings of this report, citizen input and recreation advisory board input will be considered during the policy making process.