Rink Capital Campaign

The Kotler Ice Arena serves almost 1400 users a week providing critical, affordable winter recreation. In 2017 we successfully completed Phase 1 of a $1.2Million Capital Campaign by installing a cooling system to offer a full season of ice. Now we are kicking off Phase 2 to improve the facility.  CLICK TO DONATE 

KOTLER ICE ARENA 1.2M CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

The Kotler Ice Arena (KIA) has been a covered, open-air rink since 2010. (During the first four years it was not full regulation length).  After our warmest winter on record in 2015, we knew it was time to take the rink to the next level by expanding the KIA as a reliable, highly functional, quality outdoor ice arena for family friendly, affordable winter recreation including scholarships and subsidized programs.  Our priority was to create a functional, community-oriented facility (with an amazing mountain view!).  in 2016 we installed a cooling system by raising over $450,000 to achieve that end…quite an accomplishment for a community with only 2 stop lights!  Historically our ice seasons last 8 weeks, but in 2017 we will be able to offer 4-5 months of ice.

NOW WE BEGIN PHASE 2  to focus on useable space for everyone to enjoy. If you have ever been to the ice rink on a Friday night you know that the warming hut is packed to the gills with people and there is only one bathroom!  Or if you are a hockey player, you know what it’s like when multiple teams are trying to cram into our limited locker space to prepare for their games.  Phase 2 includes an expanded warming hut for users, installing ADA bathrooms, building an office for our Rink Manager, improving Zamboni room efficiencies, and creating additional locker space so we can start hosting larger tournaments.

A THREE-PHASED STRATEGY

Phase 1: ($450,000) Install cooling system for full ice season; add basic lockers; extend to regulation length  – COMPLETED WINTER 2017

Phase 2: ($300,000) Increase rink functionality w/ bathrooms; additional lockers; expanded warming hut  –  FUNDRAISING BEGINS SEPT 2017

Phase 3:  ($450,000) Create summer opportunities with a concrete slab, permanent bleachers, and extended roof  – LAUNCH DATE 2019

We have a big vision for Kotler Arena, but we need your help to make it reality. We are seeking leadership level partners to help us reach our $300,000 Phase 2 goal. Please contact us to learn more or  CLICK HERE to make a tax deductible credit card donation to Teton Valley Foundation/Kotler Ice Arena through Paypal or make checks payable to Teton Valley Foundation, PO Box 50, Victor, ID 83455. Note “Rink Capital Campaign” in the memo.

Development Approach:

  1. Develop in a fiscally responsible, forward-thinking manner by investing in reliable equipment
  2. Execute construction and design that minimizes retroactive expense with any future modifications
  3. Construct new elements to meet current code standards
  4. Meet immediate needs of the community while considering long-range potential by prioritizing funds for a cooling system to create consistent ice.
  5. Re-prioritize construction of the rink as an open-air facility instead of an enclosed amenity
  6. Prioritize construction that has a direct impact on the economy including reliable ice and locker rooms that can better accommodate tournaments