Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
The World Finals will be held in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City’s premier full-service convention, exhibition and performance complex. Built in 1977 and located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, the Civic Center serves as a hub for visitors who want to explore the historic city center or browse the many shops and museums. With the World Finals, Chill Zone, and meals all under one roof and most accommodations within walking distance, travel time will be minimal. Immediately to the south of the complex is a park through which runs Rapid Creek. A 10 mile bike path along Rapid Creek is enjoyed by walkers, runners, and bikers alike.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held in the 1700+ seat theater. Just down the hallway from the theater is the Lower Rushmore Room where meals will be served.
The World Finals will be held in the newest addition to the complex, the Ice Arena. This facility, completed in 2008, seats 7500 and has eight 20 person suites that offer panoramic views of the arena.
The IBM Chill Zone will be located in the Food Court areas of the Civic Center.