Glacier Ice Arena prepares for reopening in two weeks

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) The questions surrounding the reopening of the Glacier Ice Arena have been answered and for ice enthusiasts the words 'we're reopening' mean having their home rink back.

"It’s going to be nice to be able to practice and have actual home games and have all of our students and all of our friends here to support us," said Tyler Hill, a CMU hockey player.

The rink has been closed since 2010 when problems with the refrigeration system caused the business to go under, but three years later, the owners are ready to put people back on the ice.

"We're very grateful and very pleased that everybody's excited about this and we can pull together and get the doors open," said owner Alan Koos.

More than 30 hockey players, skaters and all of the rink's supporters spent their Saturday putting Glacier Ice Arena back together, which included getting the plexiglass panels up, cleaning walls and repainting. The next step will be to put down water in the rink to make ice.

Koos said he hopes to have Glacier Ice Arena open the weekend of November 16 given all of the preparations continue to go smoothly.

"There's a big community in Grand Junction and all around, a big hockey community," said Hill. "Having a rink is going to bring us closer together."

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