Built in 1947, the arena has been a fixture of the Berlin community for many generations. It has seen its share of historic events, from rock'n' roll concerts to the excitement of the historic Notre Dame/Berlin High matchups. It has also seen tragedy, with the tragic collapse of the roof, in 1969, that took the life of an aspiring young player.
The arena was starting to show its age until a generous donation, in 2006, from Dan and Elaine Dagesse allowed for renovations to the building which included new boards, new lighting, fresh paint and upgrades to the equipment that help contribute to a better ice surface.
The Notre Dame Arena is a Non-Profit Organization