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mrcaniac

Joined: 11/27/12 Posts: 222
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Hockey venue is a different beast


People will drive an hour for ice time, and will pay several hundred dollars an hour for that ice time. It is that valuable.

VT & UVA could build something similar to Liberty's Lahaye Center for about $15M, a bare bones arena that they can lease ice time out to area skaters, local hockey teams, and host youth tournaments. It would be the best way to get the program off the ground.

Converting an existing basketball venue would probably end up being too expensive since the entire floor and a good deal of the seating would have to be removed to install the ice pad. A basketball court in 94 feet long, an ice hockey rink is 200 feet long. BBall court 50 feet wide, hockey rink 85 feet wide. To install a hockey rink, they will need to find about 12,000 square feet that is now being used for seating. Add on top of that new locker rooms, increased electrical/hvac for the arena, and the ice making plant, it's cheaper to build a new one.


(In response to this post by VTHokie2000)

Posted: 02/25/2017 at 4:04PM



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