Three Rivers Campus Toyota Arena. Toyota Center. Three Rivers Convention Center.
Toyota Arena is home to the Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club and the Tri-Cities Amateur Hockey Association. The Arena also offers a comprehensive Learn to Skate program, Learn to Hockey lessons, drop-in hockey, adult hockey leagues, public skate times featuring birthday party opportunities, and a number of skating affiliations.
Ground was broken in 1986 and the doors opened in 1988 to what was then known as the Tri-Cities Coliseum. After many years of changing private ownership, the City of Kennewick financially rescued and purchased the troubled Coliseum in August of 2000. Joining the Coliseum in June of 2000 was a year-round ice arena called Rink “B,” which was paid for in part by a Purchase and Sale agreement with Ron Toigo, previous owner and operator of the Tri-City Americans Hockey Club, and the City of Kennewick. The city has supported the Arena since it’s opening. The buildings were then managed by both the city and a private management company for approximately three and a half years.
Three Rivers Campus
In April of 2004, the operations of the former Tri-Cities Coliseum and Rink B, through an inter-local agreement between the City of Kennewick and the Kennewick Public Facilities District (KPFD), assigned the management and oversight to the KPFD Board. The KPFD engaged Compass Facility Management Inc. (now called VenuWorks, Inc.) to oversee the day-to-day operations. This created the Three Rivers Campus as the two buildings were renamed the Three Rivers Coliseum and the Three Rivers Ice Arena. The completion and dedication of the Three Rivers Convention Center in June of 2004 made the campus three buildings strong.
In October of 2005, the City of Kennewick and VenuWorks completed a Naming Rights sponsorship agreement with Toyota USA and Toyota of Tri-Cities to brand the Three Rivers Coliseum and the Three Rivers Ice Arena. They became the Toyota Center and Toyota Arena, with both buildings continuing to be an active part of the Three Rivers Campus.