The Blackhawks new $65 million practice facility was constructed with the community in thoughts.
MB Ice Arena, which is anticipated to open late November, may also function a hub for youth hockey improvement packages, leisure leagues and highschool groups.
The Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club, Chicago Stallions and St. Ignatius College Prep are among the many a number of the groups that may name the Blackhawks’ practice facility their house ice.
Although the Blackhawks and visiting NHL groups will use the MB Ice Arena as their practice ice, the group stated that the world can be utilized by the community 94 % of the time.
“For the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization, there is an unconditional commitment to give back to the community,” Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz stated. “If we were going to build a rink for the team, why not build two and include the community.”
The 125,000-square-foot, privately funded facility may have two common sized NHL rinks with 22 group and public locker rooms. It additionally options medical and rehab amenities, a public fitness training middle and a media middle.
Unlike the Blackhawks present training middle, Johnny’s Ice House, the new area could have a restaurant and occasional store, a rooftop deck and extra area for public features. There are additionally a number of lecture rooms inside the facility that are supposed to be make the most of by Chicago Public School college students on health, wellness and bodily schooling courses.
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