Demolition Of Main Street Arena To Start Next Week

The demolition of the Main Street Arena on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall is scheduled to begin next week.

The city has already shut down a portion of the Water Street sidewalk, and construction vehicles are parked nearby.

The ice rink is being removed to make way for a large office complex that will take two years to build. The finished structure will have more than 140,000 square feet of office space.

A group called Friends of Charlottesville Ice Park is working to build a new ice rink in northern Albemarle County.