Endicott College to open ice rink in 2015

November 18, 2013 by  

The Board of Trustees and President Richard Wylie of Endicott College in Beverly recently announced that the college will be breaking ground on a new ice rink in the late spring or early summer. No doubt the college is using poster printing to make this announcement to members of the town and college community.

The cost for the construction of the rink is expected to be between $7.5m and $8m and permit applications will be submitted early next year to the city government. The ice rink is planned to be open on July 1, 2015.

The men’s and women’s hockey teams of the college will be the primary users of the rink, which will meet NCAA postseason hockey regulations and will be professional size. This will enable the teams to advance from club status to Division 3 in September 2015. Between 800 and 1,000 spectators will be able to attend the games.

Wylie added that, as the rink will be open year round, the college has plans for other uses. There will be both day and overnight hockey camps at the rink and it will be available for practice and games outside of the Endicott campus. The school will also begin discussions with leaders from Beverly High School and local youth programs about other uses for the new construction. Wylie added that families would also be able to use it for open skates on the weekend and skate rentals would be made available.