User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Parents React To Ice Sports Fundraising Campaign

November 13, 2012, 9:59 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Parents React To Ice Sports Fundraising Campaign
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Parents are reacting to news of a new fundraising campaign for the Scheel’s Iceplex set to be built at the Sioux Falls Sanford Sports Complex.

It’s week two of practice for five and six-year-olds at the Sioux Falls Ice and Recreation Center. Parents already know time is tight, especially ice time.

“All-together in this age bracket, I think there's close to 90 kids. They have them split into two different times, so there's close to 45 kids maybe,” mother Gina Hickenbotham said.

And the ice time doesn't get shorter as the teams grow. Right now all skating is split between two indoor facilities: the Ice and Recreation Center and the Expo Building at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

“The high school kids practice early morning before even school starts. They're out here way early so the younger kids can be here at night,” father Dan Gibson said as he laced up his five-year-old son’s skates. “After January they have to close down the Expo,” he said.

The new ice center would add three sheets of ice to the club sport system. A majority of the $8 million needed is already pledged. Tuesday’s campaign kickoff means another $1.5 million could be raised by March 2013.

“If you're involved in hockey you're passionate about hockey; you're here because you want to be here,” Hickenbotham said.

“They have the facilities for football. They have Howard Wood Field. They have Yankton Trail Park, and they have all those diamonds for softball. They haven't done anything for hockey for how many years?” Gibson asked.

The Ice Sports Association joined with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce through its Community Appeals Campaign. If the group reaches its goal, it still must raise an additional $1 million.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

National Pizza Franchise Coming To Sioux Falls

4/22/2014 4:24 PM

The South Dakota franchise owner of Marco's Pizza plans to open a third location in Sioux Falls at 5007 S. Louise Avenue, next to Noodles &am...

Full Story
It Looks Like A Credit Card, But It's Not

4/22/2014 10:01 PM

Small businesses often are short on cash or credit and in need of funding.  A California company is offering local businesses financing through t...

Full Story | Watch
Eric Church Concert Near-Sellout Within Minutes

4/18/2014 5:55 PM

The first ticket sale to an event at the new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center proved to be a boon at the box office Friday

Full Story | Watch
Redfield Drive-In To Stay Open

4/23/2014 6:00 PM

They continue to be a dying breed but not in Redfield. A family feared the local drive-in movie theatre would close and decided to take on the task of...

Full Story | Watch
City Of Worthington: Dilapidated Mall Is Due To Neglect From Ownership

4/21/2014 10:07 PM

The Northland Mall has been a mainstay in the Worthington community for over 35 years. The dilapidated shopping center has a leaky roof, which could l...

Full Story | Watch


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED