New Ice Rink Boosted By Private Company, Construction To Begin August 8th

It's been more than nine years in the making, but it looks like after several delays Grand Junction will finally have an ice rink. Construction of the Grand Junction Community Ice Rink is expected to begin in less than two weeks and this time organizers say it's a sure thing.

A company called Legazee Properties is taking over the cost of building and maintaining the rink. Ice Skating Incorporated, that has been is the driving force behind the project for more than nine years, will be in charge of the figure skating and ice hockey programs.

Legazee Properties is made up of the Koos family's five siblings, who are the grandchildren of the late Frank J. Zamboni, manufacturer of the world–famous Zamboni ice resurfacer. Both groups say the partnership is cost effective.

Construction on the ice skating rink is scheduled to begin the week of August 8th and the grand opening is expected in early 2006.

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