Facility Info

The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center offers a wide variety of spaces for you to enjoy or host your event.

Ice Arena

Our Ice Arena boasts a permanent ice floor for activities such as skating and professional hockey, but can be adapted with temporary flooring to also allow use for trade shows and conventions.  The Ice Arena provides 28,000 square feet of convention space, 5,127 seats for Hockey and 7,450 seats for a concert.  Ice Arena Map

Don Barnett Arena

With 34,500 square feet of uninterrupted space, the Barnett Arena is a superb convention facility that can comfortably seat over 9,400 reserved or up to 10,400 festival for a concert. From basketball to indoor football, from concerts to the circus, from car shows to conventions or rodeos, monster trucks, banquets, trade shows and more. The arena is truly a multi-use facility.

The fully trained, in-house ushering and T-shirt event staff is seasoned and skilled at providing the necessary man power for each event. The staff wears colorful event staffing uniforms and is familiar with the facility, grounds and the policies of the Civic Center. Police and armed security are supplied through the Rapid City Police Department. Barnett Arena Map



With state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and technical capabilities, the newly remodeled Theatre comfortably accommodates everything from touring Broadway productions to local dance school recitals. Each of the 1741 seats enjoys a clear and close-up view of the stage, and the acoustics are second to none. Theatre Map

Convention Space

When it comes to planning a convention in the Black Hills, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is the best choice. With over 250,000 sq. ft. of space, and over a dozen different sized rooms, not only will you find us the perfect meeting facility, but our staff can also provide you with many special services, including our full service catering.