The BOPARC Ice Arena is open for the season!
Special Public Sessions Schedule:
Monday, January 16 - Public Session 12pm-2pm
Admission and Season Passes
Skate Rental: $3
Group Rate (15 or more): 50 cents off regular admission
Season Ice Arena Passes: Passes Now INCLUDE Skate Rental
Family Pass: $225 for up to 4 people ($15 each additional person)
Adult Pass: $120
Child/Senior Pass: $110
Passes are good at the Morgantown Ice Arena and each family member must be present in order to purchase a pass. If a family member is not able to be present, please bring a small photograph for the pass.
Sunday is Family Day at the Ice Arena. Bring the entire family to the rink every Sunday from 1:30pm-4:00pm. A family of up to four can enjoy an afternoon of skating for only $10 (without skate rental) and $20 (with skate rental). Add
additional family members for only $2.
Locker Room Party Rentals:
Locker Rooms may be rented during public sessions. The cost is $30 plus admission and skate rental. Call the Ice Arena at 304-292-6865 to make your reservation today!
Daytime drop-in skating lessons for adults are available this semester during the WVU PE class! Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:30 for general skating and 11:00 for hockey.
The cost is $7 per person, per drop-in.
The cost is $7 per person, per drop-in.
LEVY NEWS ~
In a Special Meeting on February 10, 2016, the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners voted to participate in an excess levy call for the purposes of the following project: To receive funds for improvements, upgrades and renovations to the Morgantown Ice Arena. This was one of a host of projects on the ballot in relation to parks, recreation & trails in the community managed by several different entities.
BOPARC would like to thank each and every patron and citizen that made the levy successful! Without your support our community trails would have suffered a major funding shortfall and we would not someday be able to put forth the dream of upgrades to our local Ice Arena.
This project has been planned as a long-term solution for needed upgrades and improvements to our current facility. These upgrades will require design and engineering studies and renovations will not be undertaken until the proper planning is put forward on the front end.
Now that an avenue for funding is secured, BOPARC will begin the planning process with appropriate partners and sources of support and will move forward with the on-site improvements after all funding has been received and all required planning steps have been completed. Remember, this funding is spread over five (5) years and will be received in quarterly payments. The amounts of those payments will vary based on the receipt of actual property tax dollars. Funds will be placed in a separate account in order to comply with our audit requirements.
We ask for your patience and input during the planning process. There will be opportunity for stakeholders and patrons to participate in this long anticipated project. Keep in mind that renovations are costly and that we must ensure that each dollar is used wisely. To draw comparison to how far our approximate 2.5 Million might go, refer to these recent upgrades to ice arenas across the country:
Project 1 – Included replacing the ice system, dasher boards, control systems, and HVAC systems. The arena also received energy efficient lighting retrofits, new energy management systems (EMS), a new melting pit for ice shavings, and an impressive energy efficient dehumidification system. 5 Million Dollars. http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/publication/burnsville-ice-arena-renovations-burning-energy-savings
Project 2 – New warming room, party rooms, pro shop and skate rental room area. Updated refrigeration system, LED lighting and ceiling to prevent humidity build-up. New bleachers and flooring surrounding the ice floor as well as new boards, glass and nets. An all new gas fireplace–stone covered and running the height of the building. Remolding of locker rooms will be remodeled. 7 Million Dollars.
Finally – A story of the unfortunate situation that takes place when the project is more than the secured funding: http://www.gazettextra.com/news/2011/dec/10/costs-janesville-ice-arena-renovations-shoot-past-/
Please continue to follow our Levy Updates at www.boparc.org and if you would like to complete a survey regarding the needs of the Ice Arena community, it can be downloaded and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.