Landmark Berlin arena getting update
That’s when they plan to get started on a $300,000 renovation project at the 67-year-old skating rink building that’s one of New Hampshire’s oldest indoor ice facilities, according to Mark Dorval, board president.
The loan came from Northway Bank in Berlin. The directors expect to get the remainder from planned fundraising efforts, including charity poker events, Dorval said.
There are bleachers, Dorval said, but most of the 1,680 fans on hand when the arena’s full prefer to stand. In spring and summer, when the ice is gone, the directors make the building available to local schools for field days and to residents for various types of indoor ball games.
For example, new hockey boards for the rink, a dehumidifier and new lighting were all added in 2007.
But the job was completed and the rink was returned to service for the following winter, said Dorval, who Thursday declared the 12 board members who now own the arena “thrilled” as they anticipate the proposed new project.
Dorval said the directors ask all who wish to contribute to the effort to send checks labeled “project” to: Notre dame Arena, P.O. Box 338, Berlin 03570.