A Grand Opening was held September 11, 2021, for Elk River’s new facility, the Furniture and Things Community Event Center. The facility was completed in September 2020, but pandemic health and safety concerns delayed the formal celebration. The completed project includes a two-sheet ice addition with a walking track surrounding the spectator seating, conversion of the existing ice arena into a multi-purpose turf field with walking track and fitness space, and a new senior center and community rooms with catering kitchen.

As part of the project, the existing varsity softball field were relocated and upgraded with new turf, lights and improved drainage.