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Rink 2 Expansion Project & Fundraising

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!

As the year draws to a close, we are excited to announce a special opportunity to double your donation thanks to Wick Buildings. All gifts made by December 31 will be matched up to $150,000!!  

If you haven’t given already to our capital campaign, this is a great time to become part of a project that will benefit kids of all ages for years to come. If you have already given, please consider additional support to help us reach our goal. We hope that families will consider a pledge of $2500 ($500 per year) or $1000 ($200 per year) to meet this matching challenge. 

Send in a pledge form from now until December 31, 2022. If you are interested in naming opportunities click here.

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As of December 1, 2022:
We have raised: $5.3 Million!

2022 IN REVIEW

Wow! 2022 has been a year of exciting changes at Verona Ice Arena. Since announcing this project back in December 2021, we have raised over $5.3 million from over 150 generous contributors. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community of skaters, and we are optimistic that our continued efforts will be rewarded so that we can make this project a reality.

In November 2022, I.C.E. Inc., announced that Engineered Construction of Verona, WI, will be the general contractor for this project.  Our beloved outdoor rink, which once stood where the new rink will be built, has been donated to the City of Verona to be installed and used at Harriet Park for community use during the winter.  At this time, we plan to move forward with preliminary demolition and foundation work beginning in December, with a completion target of November 1, 2023.  

Every contribution is important to the success of this capital campaign, and we are humbled by the generosity and support you have shown for this project.  I.C.E. Inc. will continue to fundraise and work toward our overall goal in order to secure “Ice For Kids of All Ages” for many years to come.  

The second sheet of ice will have the following amenities:

  • 40,000 Sq Ft with NHL size rink
  • VAHS custom locker room
  • EHS custom locker room
  • Additional custom locker room
  • 4 Team locker rooms
  • Girls changing room
  • Men, women, and family restrooms
  • ADA compliant
  • Upstairs open viewing area
  • Off-ice training space
  • Expanded zamboni and mechanical rooms
  • Referee room
  • Concessions
  • 60+ new parking stalls

New Ways To Support The New Rink

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to this campaign. Your support has sparked interest in new naming opportunities. After overwhelming demand, we no longer have arena/lobby seating naming opportunities available.

As requested, we have split the current community room (a.k.a. The Mezzanine), into 15 new naming opportunities at $10,000 each. Sponsoring the community room will help build the rink and in time help renovate the upstairs. Your donation will be recognized on the donor wall as well as in the community room.

If you are interested in this or any other naming opportunity, please see our Donor Recognition Page


Rink2 Video (Log-in to Watch)

I.C.E., Inc. began a capital campaign, Ice for Kids of All Ages, to build a much-needed second sheet of ice for the community.  The planned second sheet of ice would be built directly to the south of the existing building, where the current outdoor seasonal rink is located.

We currently need to raise $8 Million to build this facility.  We need your help to raise funds and build awareness of our fundraising campaign!

For further information please click on the links below:


Version: Sept 2022

Upstairs Floor Plan


100 EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN EVENT - RAISED $220,000

On June 1, we celebrated the 100 Extraordinary Women initiative with a reception at the Palestrina Event Center in Verona. Drinks and hors d‘oeuvres were served, and participants were treated to an engaging panel of speakers discussing the past, present, and future of girls‘ hockey. This initiative kickstarted our larger capital campaign to fundraise for the new rink. We‘re excited to announce that as of June 1, 110 $1,000 donations or pledges were made in the names of 110 women, and when combined with a generous matching donor, $220,000 was raised for the new rink!

Judy Ferwerda, Brittany Spencer Grant, and Amanda Ferwerda presented their stories of the (very) early days of girls‘ hockey in Wisconsin. Judy is the godmother of all things girls’ hockey in Madison and throughout the state. She began the girls’ Capitols program when she saw the need to create a team for competitive girls to skate on as they aged up into the boys’ checking levels. And she’s left her mark at even higher levels, being instrumental in bringing women’s hockey to the collegiate NCAA varsity level at the University of Wisconsin.

Brittany and Amanda talked about the benefits and challenges being on those early girls’ teams: inconsistent practice and game times, lack of competitive teams in the local area, being able to travel and meet other high-level skaters across the country. Grace Bonnell and Kaya Pelton Byce of the Madison Metro Lynx spoke about the ways in which their experiences have been both different and similar. They were able to play with boys‘ team through their PW/U12 years because of the change in youth body-checking rules, and they were among the first girls to play with the Madison Mavericks U14 girls‘ team. But even though the Metro Lynx have received bids to the State Tournament twice in the last three years, the girls‘ high school varsity program still struggles with inconsistent game and practice times, and the boys‘ teams still receive the lion‘s share of publicity and attention.

Plans for the new rink include dedicated girls‘ changing rooms in both rinks to serve the needs of all girls playing at the youth levels. We are also pleased to announce the addition of a girls‘ high school varsity locker room in the new rink. Though future WIAA co-op alignments can be difficult to predict, Verona Ice Arena stands ready to provide a home to a future high school girls‘ varsity team.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 100 Extraordinary Women initiative. Your donations are an important step in making this new rink a reality and providing better opportunities for girls of all ages to skate.