Ice arena scheduled to open on June 13

It’s official. The ice will be broken. On June 13, the university’s Skating Science Development Center will open its doors, and skaters will take the ice in the largest center of its kind in North America, according to Jack O’Neill, university director of recreation and intramurals. O’Neill also announced changes in the original plans which will increase the cost of the center by $200,000, placing the final cost of the project at $4.5 million. The changes include the addition of a snack bar, a V.I.P./reception room which seats 40 people, and an increase in arena seating from 2,100 to 2,400. The installation of hockey glass around the rink and an elevator have also been approved. Both O’Neill and skating coach Ron Ludington believe the changes are important for the skating program and the center. “[The ..

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