Work continues at Morgantown Ice Arena as opening day approaches

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Work continues on the Morgantown Ice Arena in White Park. The work is funded in part by the BOPARC share of the five-year levy.

Fourth Ward councilor and BOPARC Board vice president Jenny Selin says they have conducted structural tests on the beams and found one slight problem that can be repaired. The tests were needed to determine if they could be used as part of the proposed major renovation of the facility. Selin says there have been extensive repairs to the plumbing system this summer.

She says the work is all part of a concept plan that was developed a little more than a year ago.

“We chose a certain concept that included this sheet of ice we have now, plus a studio sheet, so sort of a half-sheet of ice that is very desirable apparently for rentals,” Selin said.

Selin says officials conducted research to determine the viability of the small-sheet concept.

She says this is all preliminary work. “All of these things come together to the point where we’re looking forward to actually getting in line with some final plans so we can move this forward.”

According to the city’s website, the facility will be open beginning November 8 on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Family Day will be on Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The future renovation may force city officials to adjust the hours of operation or even close temporarily.

The 45-year-old facility seats about 450 people and in addition to the public, the facility is used by the WVU ACHA Division I men’s ice hockey team.

More News

Wirt County woman admits to theft of money from local dentist
Woman admitted to stealing more than $120,000 dollars from her employer over a four-year period.
July 11, 2020 - 11:12 am
Steady jump in positive Covid 19 tests continues in W.Va.
The WV DHHR reported 84 new active cases of Covid 19 Saturday morning
July 11, 2020 - 10:58 am
Jackson County school leaders continue to plan for new year
Jackson County Schools leaders spoke with WMOV Radio.
July 11, 2020 - 9:00 am
Federal CARES Act funds directed toward rural hospitals
Struggling WV hospitals will benefit from some of the relief as part of the Corona Virus response package.
July 11, 2020 - 6:53 am