The ice rink is CLOSED for the season.
Thanks to everyone who visited during the 2013/14 season! If you love the rink and would like to see it stay open longer and be assured it will be open when you visit please consider a donation to our "Guaranteed ice. Wouldn't it be nice?" refrigeration campaign. Every dollar donated supports a matching fund campaign that must be fully secured by 2015. With your donation we can have the Ice Rink OPEN from November to March.
For more information, please contact Laurie Ulmer @ email@example.com.
The Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink is a magical facility: an open air, natural ice rink with incredible mountain views set in the beautiful Methow Valley. With your help we plan to take our facility to the next level by adding refrigeration to the ice. Refrigeration will allow us to guarantee good ice and will extend our skating season from early November to mid March. As well, it will enable us to hold hockey tournaments during the “shoulder snow season” and one or two low usage winter weekends, which in turn will help sustain the rink and boost the local economy with an influx of visitors from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia.
We have recently secured a $497,000 matching funds grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation office to install refrigeration under the existing rink, a storage shed for the refrigeration unit, and an extension on the existing building for expanded office/rental space, changing areas and public restrooms. We recently received a generous donation from the late Red McComb as well as $70,000 in-kind labor and materials donations. Utilizing these funds, we now need to raise $312,000 to match the grant and complete this project. That money must come from donors like you.
If you share our dream, please consider a donation. Donations can be made here via the secure Winthrop Ice Rink Paypal account or your credit card. Simply click the “Donate” tab below and follow the directions. As well, checks can be addressed to Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink and sent to P.O. Box 1262, Winthrop, WA 98862. All donations are tax deductible.
Watch our video about this exciting project:
Here is the proposed site plan:
Articles regarding the project from the Methow Grist: