Bozeman Indoor Ice Arena Breaking Ground Soon!
Coming to Gallatin County Fairgrounds is a 35,000 sqft, $4.5 million indoor ice arena to be used all year long. Valley Ice Garden, the only other indoor rink in the area, closed its door in 2006 and ever since volunteers have been raising money to construct the rink. Hockey, figure, and public staking are all on the rise, but when the idea came about, “It wasn’t ‘if you build it, they will come,’ Pertzborn, member of the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association, said. “They were already here. But everybody adapted and the programs continued to grow. The [current Haynes Pavilion] enclosure worked better than we expected. Now we’re maxed out.” But the lack of a year-round place to practice greatly reduced opportunity. Since 2006, memberships in local clubs have reduced dramatically.
“The new arena will house a regulation rink and 1,000 seats with capacity for 1,600 spectators.”
We cannot wait to see it open. Good work Bozeman Community.