Eric grew up playing hockey in New England and is an avid Bruins fan. He recently moved to Truckee to live in the mountains and work for a structural engineer -- and is using his architectural and structural background to help the Truckee Tahoe Rink Project come to life. When he’s not working, Eric is snowboarding, golfing, hiking with his two malamutes or working on his house.
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Jenny has lived in Truckee since 1994, raised 3 kids now all teens, and owns a local business with her husband Chris, NASTC, an adventure skiing and climbing school. She is passionate about the Truckee Tahoe Ice Rink Project because she feels it will benefit kids of all incomes and athleticism in our community, it’s a winter sport not dependent on snow, our town deserves good facilities, and hockey is awesome!.
Truckee Community Pavilion & Ice Arena is a collaborative effort between citizens, foundations, lodging industry, Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District (TDRPD), Town of Truckee, and so many more!
To bring to Truckee a multi-use facility that will be designed for ice and related sports during our winter season and then be used for special events, concerts and public gatherings in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. The primary emphasis for our team is to influence, capitalize & deliver to our Town of Truckee an Olympic Size arena primarily used for hockey, curling, free-skating, and potential ice-shows. For our shoulder seasons, we’re focused on special events, community gatherings, concerts, and indoor sports on artificial turf.
Our on-going effort is to work diligently with our strategic partners to design a facility that will meet these goals while paying strict attention to budget and delivery. In February, 2019 we initiated efforts to finalize a land agreement whereby we’ll use an approximate 3 acre site overlooking our beautiful downtown. We’ve also had many stakeholder meetings where we’ve requested design elements and usage so as to maximize building cost recovery to support maintenance and programming.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
In Spring, 2019 we hope to have the land agreement finalized. In late Summer of 2019 we plan to have our final building design and renderings, which will go to the TDRPD Board for approval. At this point we’ll initiate construction estimating. Once we obtain those estimates and audit them for local costs, we’ll then tackle the fund-raising agreements necessary to capitalize construction.
Given the timing associated with the land transaction and related facility move, we currently anticipate breaking ground between Spring and Fall of 2020.
The Truckee Community Pavilion & Ice Arena project has two 501(c)3 Foundations where donations can be made. If you’re interested in supporting this effort, please sign up to get our ongoing notifications by CLICKING HERE!
We thank you for your interest and wish all of you tremendous fun & smooth skating.
Kevin has dedicated his Truckee tenure to the betterment of mountain lifestyle, business and recreation. He's chaired the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Truckee Rotary, and three times on the Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District. He's been instrumental in leading the design, construction and completion of the Truckee Community Center campus and feels an expanded multi-use ice facility is essential to a healthy mountain lifestyle.
Why do we need an ice rink and event center in Truckee Tahoe?
A skating rink will provide a variety of fun winter activities that are affordable and accessible to all ages and abilities in our community. From hockey and figure skating, to curling, broom ball and of course free skate time, the rink will add to the winter season offerings, particularly during dry or wet times. Then in the spring, summer and fall the event center will be an incredible resource for our community. The facility will provide a dry, lighted space for sports team to practice on rainy or dark fall evenings. It will be a great location for concerts, craft fairs and community gatherings.
Will my taxes go up as a result of the rink and event center?
No! This project is a public private partnership that will utilize existing revenues like developer fees that public entities collect together with private donations. Once we have the design and budget completed, we will be seeking donations from the community to help support this important addition to the infrastructure of our community.
How much will this facility cost?
At this point we are in the design phase so the exact cost is not yet known. Over the next few months we will get construction estimates based on the design and will then be able to know the full costs for construction.
Who will run the facility when it is done?
The facility will be operated by Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District with partnership from the Truckee Business Improvement District.
When will this new center be open?
Our hope is to be open by 2022 at the latest! We need your help!
How do I get involved?
We would love your help with this important community effort! Please EMAIL US to join our MAILING LISTso that we can alert you to ways to get involved. We need help with fundraising, advocacy and spreading the word. This is a true grassroots community effort - help us build this community space that will enhance the quality of life for all of us!
A COMMUNITY PROJECT to build A full-sized, covered RINK & EVENT CENTER to benefit the entire region!
We are local skaters, hockey players, parents, kids, sports enthusiasts,
and lovers of all things Truckee and Tahoe.
Some really good folks have worked hard trying to get a larger, covered rink built in Truckee for the better part of 15 years.
Phebe has lived and worked in Truckee for 25 years. Working with various non-profit agencies and community-building projects – such as the Truckee Elementary playground, the KidZone, and Community House – she believes in the importance of public facilities for education and recreation as the building blocks of a healthy, thriving community. Phebe grew up playing hockey in high school and college and believes that a rink will be a great addition to our community – offering a great addition to our winter activities and is accessible and affordable. “Hopefully more girls will get involved in hockey!”
The Truckee & North Lake Tahoe community would benefit immensely from having a full-sized, covered ice rink! It will it be a great addition to our community and will provide a viable recreational activity for both locals and tourists. Not only will the rink offer a winter activity that is not snow dependent, but will also be a fun activity that is very accessible and affordable. The Truckee Community Pavilion & Ice Arena will benefit our local businesses and attract families and kids, offering activities for all different ages and levels. So whether you are looking to ice skate for an afternoon, play competitive hockey or dream of becoming a world class figure skater - our community deserves good facilities! To find out more on how you can get involved in this project, CLICK HERE!
MICHEL DE LAFONTAINE
Born and raised in a small town just outside of Montreal, Michel grew up to playing hockey on an outdoor rink. His family moved to the Bay Area, where he continued to play hockey in high school followed by the UC Berkeley club team. Him and his wife have been living in Truckee since 1997 and in 2002 he started his own electrical contracting business, MdL Electric. In 2010, Michel started an adult hockey league, but felt there was a need for the kids to compete. Since, the hockey programs have grown tremendously and have generated a lot of interest. The Truckee Tahoe area has developed world-class skiers and hopes some day we can develop world-class hockey players and figure skaters.
Jesse grew up in Massachusetts but has called Truckee home for many years. An original supporter of the rink expansion project, he has been integral to building, maintaining, and funding our local rink since its inception. An avid Bruins fan you'll almost never see him without representing with a hat or jersey. His construction and engineering background and knowledge of rink operations have been crucial to the Project from the very beginning. Not to mention his skills behind the BBQ, every fundraiser has him working hard keeping people fed and warm!