Community Activity (Ice) Park Project 2024

Community Activity (Ice) Park Project

In 2022, the City of Delano, Delano Public Schools, and Delano Hockey (Delano Area Sports Arena and Delano Area Youth Hockey Association) established a memorandum of understanding regarding the development of a new ice skating facility. This agreement was centered on the idea of creating a venue that can host various ice activities in both the cold and warmer months of the year. The facility is to be built around the currently existing Delano Sports Arena and will feature a dual ice rink facility, including one open-air, covered sheet of ice and an outdoor pleasure (non-hockey) skating rink. This project is aimed at enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities during winter and offering more space for youth hockey leagues. Additionally, the Community Activity (Ice) Park will serve as a year-round venue for other community sports and programs. 

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Project Overview

In 2022, the City of Delano, Delano Public Schools, and Delano Hockey (Delano Area Sports Arena and Delano Area Youth Hockey Association) established a memorandum of understanding regarding the development of a new ice skating facility. This agreement was centered on the idea of creating a venue that can host various ice activities in both the cold and warmer months of the year. The facility is to be built around the currently existing Delano Sports Arena and will feature a dual ice rink facility, including one open-air, covered sheet of ice and an outdoor pleasure (non-hockey) skating rink. This project is aimed at enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities during winter and offering more space for youth hockey leagues. Additionally, the Community Activity (Ice) Park will serve as a year-round venue for other community sports and programs. 

At the January 16, 2024 City Council meeting, members approved construction contracts with Apex Construction, including sub-contracts, for the development of a new facility. They also approved a series of agreements with Delano Public Schools to acquire the property for the project, in addition to authorizing shared use agreements with Delano Hockey. The council also agreed to take the necessary actions to issue bonds to help finance the project.

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