Our supporters come from all over the community (even all over the state) and from all different backgrounds—some have played hockey and some simply saw the benefit an arena would be to families in our area. Some pitched in as soon as they heard about the vision to build the "Rink of Dreams." Some waited to see if we could really do it and then jumped in with generous contributions.
Construction of the indoor rink began in 2012. By January 2013, we opened the doors to an enthusiastic bunch of ice skaters for our first-ever public open skate. Things were quite primitive that season, but the smiling faces kept coming! Because of a generous community and countless volunteer hours by hundreds of committed people, Phases 1 and 2 were completed by 2014.
Did you know that the ice arena serves approximately 5,000 skaters of all ages each season for public skating? How about that the hockey tournaments we host each season impact the community with about $200K in spending at hotels, restaurants, gas stations, shopping, and entertainment? We are also proud to report that our operating budget has run in the black for the last five seasons.
We are now raising $1M for Phase 3 which will finish the last amenities and improvements to this great community facility. Our goal is to have all funds raised or pledged by March 2019, so we can get busy as soon as the ice comes out this spring. We have scheduled projects for the next three off-season periods with the goal of completing all of Phase 3 in time for the 2021-22 ice season.
Our advertisers are a vital part of our support. They also enjoy some great visibility with our over 5,000 visitors.
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All programs offered at the Boji Bay Ice Arena are managed by the Lakes Area Hockey Association.
Our mission is to create, nurture, and sustain ice-related sports and recreation programs that teach and improve skills;
to foster sportsmanship, teamwork, and enjoyment; and improve fitness. These programs are financially accessible and
meet the needs and interests of participants of all ages and skill levels throughout the corridor.