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Repairs to DiLungo Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in East Haven CT Estimated at $1.3M

The New Haven Register reported on October 8 that repairs to repairs to The Pasquale G. “Patsy” DiLungo Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in East Haven may cost $1.3 million. This is the Recreation Department’s estimate of the cost to repair the refrigeration system that is reportedly leaking glycol.

Town Attorney Michael Luzzi reportedly said that the town contacted, “three or four groups that do rinks {including the one that recently repaired New Haven’s Ralph Walker outdoor rink} so we have a pretty good ballpark figure for what this item will be. The general structural package … we believe it will fall well within what we’re asking for, if not less.”

Many of the town council members quoted in the article participated in hockey themselves, or members of their family do, so it appears that there is considerable political support for moving the project forward.

Town Council approved a larger $2.57 million bonding authorization that included funding for capital projects for the police and fire departments, and improvements to the town landfill. This rink project should fit within that bond issue.

Patsy DiLungo Veterans Memorial Ice Arena is believed to be a single-sheet indoor ice arena in East Haven, Connecticut, about 40 miles south of Hartford. RinkAtlas is looking for information confirming the number and size of ice sheets, and the year when it originally opened.