Q: When will the new facility be built?
A: If our fundraising remains on track, our goal is to break ground on the SCHEELS IcePlex at the end of 2013. We anticipate being fully operational by the fall of 2014.
Q: Will the SCHEELS IcePlex accommodate new user groups or ice interests?
A: Yes, it definitely will. A local effort is currently underway to start a curling club in Sioux Falls, one of the fastest growing sports in America. If you are interested in the Olympic sport of curling, please contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Curling is a great sport for males and females of all ages.
There is talk of broomball leagues, a speed skating club, corporate ice outings...the sky is the limit. We would love to hear from other new ice interests as well, so please contact Ice Sports Association with your ideas. You can email us through the "Contact us" tab above.
Q: What is your plan for raising additional funds?
A: We begin soliciting the business community November 1, 2012 during our Chamber Community Appeal drive. Our goal is to raise an additional $1.54 million during the Chamber appeal. Sioux Falls area businesses have a generous history of supporting quality of life projects for our community. We are excited to share the details of our project with them.
The remaining approximately $1 million needed will be secured through grants, naming rights, additional Leadership gifts and other sources.