According to the article, “Reno Ice will have private lessons, public ice skating sessions, hockey leagues, broomball, curling, trade shows, tournaments, performances and figure skating.”
Brad Richter, the construction superintendent on the project reportedly is a hockey player himself, having grown up in Waunakee, Wisconsin and played for the Madison Capitols of the USHL.
The arena is part of a larger South Valleys Regional Sports Complex, which includes mutiple baseball and softball fields.
By RinkAtlas’ count, this is only the ninth arena complex in Nevada, and that counts some major sports arenas that are normally inaccessible for amateur hockey and figure skating. Nevada is definitely under-rinked, considering its rapidly-growing population.
The report characterized the opening as “low-key, thanks to the pandemic”. Regarding opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Baxter, the facility’s general manager said, “It’s definitely not something we anticipated…. When we can get past it, we have this facility that is here and ready to accommodate everything that we did in the past.”
According to the article, “At Elev802, Sneddon will be focused on the business growth as the company looks to expand nationwide. In addition, he will provide consulting for coaches and players who want to tap into his experience and knowledge of college hockey.”
The thing that makes Elev802 so interesting is that it combines hockey performance and physical training under one roof. Most of the hockey performance centers that RinkAtlas is aware of are primarily focused on small ice surfaces. Elev802 has a 56 x 36-foot studio rink, which is useful for all sorts of on-ice purposes. But Elev802 also has a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center and on-staff coaching, led by head strength and conditioning coach Chris Line. See the Elev802 staff page for more details.
There are many Junior and College hockey programs that have assembled all of these pieces for their players, but the number of businesses that provide all of these services to the general public in North America is still small.
RinkAtlas Arena Directory Update
Added Elev802 as the 4,688th facility in the RinkAtlas Arena Directory.
According to the article, “Colby College has donated to the Alfond Center boards, glass, lighting and other hockey-related equipment from the Alfond Field House rink. That facility is being demolished. Colby has completed building a $200 million athletic complex near it.”
The new Waterville community ice rink would replace the ice time that has been lost due to the closure of Sukee Arena, which was located across the river from Waterville in Winslow.
According to the article, Coralville city administrator Kelly Hayworth told the crowd, “We are very excited to have an announcement today that we have signed a lease with a new hockey team. An ECHL hockey team that we’re going to be very proud to start here next fall.”
We added Xtream Arena to the RinkAtlas arena directory. It is the 4,686th arena in our database.
RinkAtlas is doing research into closed arenas in Northern and Central New Jersey.
Our goal at RinkAtlas is to document all of the places where ice hockey is being and has been played throughout North America. We have a project to document all of the closed arenas we can find. These are buildings that used to be hockey arenas and are used for a different purpose, or buildings that were demolished and other buildings were built in their places.
Here is a list of arenas that we are aware of in Northern and Central New Jersey that are not currently in the RinkAtlas directory because we have not completed research on them. The list is in alphabetical order, and any information we have about the arena is listed below its name:
Tom Granelli said, “Have you done research on the West New York rink I believe it was called a Ice Pavilion? About 150 x 76 if I remember. Run by Frank Traverso before he ran BMIA, We practised there for years too. Neat place.”
Monte Carlo Rink in Asbury Park, NJ
Frank Dimarco found a photo of a 1951 letter from Bill Mackenzie at Rutgers Sports Information documenting the existence of a seasonal ice rink at the Monte Carlo Pool in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
He also found a photo on the Internet that reportedly depicts this ice surface being setup.
Shrewsbury Ice Arena, Shrewsbury, NJ
Bill Bredin recommended that Shrewsbury Ice Arena be added. It is known to have existed from a number of sources. Further documentation will be provided soon.
RinkAtlas is seeking information about Bergen Mall Ice Arena, a 500-seat, single-sheet arena that used to be located on the site of The Outlets at Bergen Town Center in Paramus, NJ. See its entry in the RinkAtlas Directory.
Closing Date (Exact or Approximate) of Bergen Mall Ice Arena and Some Substantiation of that Date
We would like to be able to state when this facility closed. An exact or approximate date of closure, with some substantiation from a news article that appears on the Internet or a document from one of the hockey leagues that used the facility, would be greatly appreciated.
If you played at this arena and have specific memories of it that you’d like to share, please contact Dave Aiello at the email address listed below.
We are looking for any available photos of the arena. Although quite a few RinkAtlas users from the New York Metropolitan Area played hockey or skated there, we are trying to get a better sense of what the arena looked like. Photos of the inside or outside of the arena would be extremely helpful. All photo submissions should be in accordance with the RinkAtlas Photography Guide.
Where to Send Your Information
Send information about closing date or your memories of the arena to email@example.com.
Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them @RinkAtlas. Please include: