Ice arena being built at Big Lake

Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010

WASILLA - An ice arena is being built at Big Lake.

The Big Lake Recreation and Community Center is expected to provide practice space for Mat-Su hockey teams.

Bill Haller of the Big Lake Lion's Club, which is developing the project, says the building will not be heated and the ice rink will be possible through ambient winter temperatures.

Haller says artificial turf could turn the center into a roller-hockey rink in the summer.

The Lion's Club has $650,000 in hand and still needs to raise another $200,000.

Haller says $300,000 of the funding came from the Mat-Su Health Foundation. The rest represents private donations.

Haller says there have been in-kind donations as well.



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