$4 Million Indoor Ice Rink to Potentially be Built in Waterville
According to the Kennebec Journal, the Alfond Youth & Community Center wants to build something totally awesome next to their current North Street facility in Waterville. The center really wants to build a $4 million one season hockey and recreational skating facility next door. This could be amazing for the local communities and the best part? It wouldn't cost the taxpayers anything.
One of the few hurdles that the Alfond Youth Center needs to get by is clearance from the town to lease the land for the proposed project. There will be a council meeting this evening at 7 at the Mid-Day Cafe at Mid-Maine Technical Center at the Waterville High School to discuss the proposal. According to Michael Roy, Waterville City Manager, if the council supports he proposal, a formal lease could be created for the council to consider in just a couple short weeks.
Ken Walsh, CEO for the AYCC, says that they think they could raise the $4 million needed for the project within a year. Additionally, an endowment would be created during the process as well.
Additionally, Colby College has already jumped on board and offered up donations of glass, lighting, boards and other hockey gear from the Alfond Field House rink since the college just completed their new $200 million athletic complex.