Jay has merit on the matter of the Fairgrounds Arena.. It doesn't seem to be promoted and used as hoped and a big disappointment is that the Bravo Fest didn't return. In the past, the Arena provided a large hall for so many in the community to gather and the Bravo Fest headed the list.
Disputes over ice dates and fees could have been worked through and despite how nice the facility is, the usage so far has disappointed. The winter will be better, but skeptics have their criticisms lined up.
It is there and the condition it was in was problematic, but this resource needs stronger promotiom and usage.