The Optimist Club of Jackson became a Charter Member of Optimist International in July 1940.  The Jackson Optimist Charitable Fund, Inc. was formed January 26, 1984. In August 1985 the current owners of the Jackson Sports Arena donated the arena to the Jackson Optimist Charitable Fund, Inc. D.B.A. as the Optimist Ice Arena.

The Optimist Ice Arena is governed by a Board of Directors made up of seven members of the Optimist Club of Jackson. In July of 1996 the Board took on the task of the Twice the Ice project, more than doubling the size of the facility with the new year round ice surface and expanded Lobby and Office area.

The Jackson Optimist Ice Arena is the perfect venue for your next special event. Our event planners can assist with every detail of your wedding, graduation, company meeting or other special event. Contact us for more information. For questions on ice rental, schedules, leagues, etc. Please complete this form and we will get right back to you!