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Dual Rinks & Recreation Center

Targeting Family Sports and Recreational Activities Maximizes Profit Potential
     Including one or more ice rinks in a community recreation center is an investment in multiple ice skating activities that appeal to all ages and men and women. Combining other activities such as fitness training, ballet, ballroom dance, marshal arts, rock climbing, handball courts, bicycling, running, and swimming, adds appeal to various age groups from youth to elder hostile.

     When attempting to secure financial support from a public source, the demographics of the community provides an insight into the dynamics of community participation that should be represented in the project's per forma financial prospectus.

     Projects that appeal to  preteens and teenagers can be promoted as keeping kids out of trouble and thus serve as an issue of preventing criminal behavior.  Project activities need to involve the retired community who need care and services in their golden years, plus remembers and honors those who have given service to their community and country.

    Working adults need activities and services that involve recreational and competitive sports, social activities, and services.  A full service community recreational center is a win, win project that should be well received and supported by the local community.
     
An example of a multipurpose recreational facility that entire communities support.
The City of Saint Peters, Missouri Rec-Plex South Facility such as the pool, an ice rink, or a gymnasium are available for rentals during non-public hours.

Many youth groups, churches, athletic organizations, and schools already take advantage of the Rec-Plex for their events.



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St. Marys, Ontario Canada new Pyramid Recreation Centre.
    This recreation facility includes an Aquatic Centre, double ice pad, Community Centre, End Zone viewing room, meeting and activity rooms and a Older Adult Centre. The Aquatic Centre boasts an indoor 4-lane, 25-meter saltwater pool along with an on-deck dry sauna, a 7-person spa, leisure pool, family change rooms, and an outdoor splash pad.

    The two ice pads are 185' by 85' and built to Hockey Canada standards. The ice is maintained year round on one of the rinks while the other is converted to a dry floor surface in the off season for floor hockey, volleyball, in-line skating and concerts.

    The arena benefits from eleven dressing rooms, two referee rooms, up to 1400 seats for spectators and an enclosed viewing, licensed area on the second level that overlooks the Rock Rink. With a capacity of over 400 for the Community Hall, it is an ideal location for trade shows, wedding receptions, buck and does, dog shows, fashion shows, bar mitzvahs, and other special functions.

    There is an industrial kitchen that can provide catering needs for any function. The Pyramid Recreation Centre rounds out its compliment of programming with our 50+ age group at the Friendship Centre and Home Support Services. Programs include shuffleboard, dining, scrapbooking, cards, exercise focused groups, choir, foot care, Meals on Wheels, language classes, computer instruction and much more. Regardless of age or ability, we have something available for everyone to become involved.

News - Mystique Ice Center
The Dubuque Community Ice & Recreation Center organization learned today (June ... After researching numerous ice rink projects in the Midwest and sharing that ... In addition, the fund drive committee has over doubled in size.

Recreation center designs - Athletic Business
Recreation centers share many components and design priorities, ... Community Wellness Center at Wartburg College is organized around a classic double-loaded ....

Macomb Town Center Information - Macomb Michigan - WEICHERT ...
Township departments such as parks and recreation, building and assessing ... interested in the private ice rink to be built next to the recreation center. ... township officials have embarked on plans to nearly double the size of the project.

Skating Rink in Arlington, Virginia for Washington Capitals
Arlington Mill Community Center · Ballston Science & Technology Alliance ... the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in November, NOVA Cool Cats has doubled the number ... The first indoor ice rinks inside the Capitol Beltway in Virginia will help.

Recreation Services - Sprinker Rec. Center & Ice Arena
Sprinker Rec. Center & Ice Arena ... Programs offered at Sprinker Center. ... Singles & Doubles Leagues, & Team Tennis.

Ridge Recreation Center - Foothills Park & Recreation - ...
Edge Ice Arena · Lilley Gulch Recreation Center ... Gymnasiums (Double); Multipurpose Classrooms; Activity Pool, Lap Pool and Therapy Pool.

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The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Starting An Ice Skating Rink    
PDF  Recreation Facilities
PDF  Discussion of Multiple Ice Surfaces
PDF  Skating Training Center PDF  Marketing Skating to Schools
PDF  History of Ice & Refrigeration Systems

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