Wichita Ice Center in top 4 of nationwide contest
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita Ice Center, located near downtown in the 500 block of West Maple, could get a much-needed facelift with $150,000 in improvements if it earns enough votes to win a national contest. The indoor skating rink and venue for competitive and recreational hockey is one of four finalists in the Kraft Hockeyville contest.
In addition to the monetary prize for improvements, the Kraft Hockeyville winner will have an opportunity to host an NHL game. Other cities in the running include El Paso, Texas, East Grand Forks, Minnesota and River Falls, Wisconsin.
Sabrina Pfeifer shared the Wichita Ice Center’s story to get Wichita one step closer to being named the Kraft Hockeyville USA city.
“We are the most passionate rink in the country that’s hands-down everything I see that happens here,” she said. “Our community is like a second family. winning 150 grand for our rink, we really need it. We have a nice facility but it’s getting old. We need a new Zamboni, we need a new scoreboard, and it’s something that we want to be able to share with our community now and for future generations.”
Voting begins at 6 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 29) and continues to 10 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 30). Voting is unlimited and you’re encouraged to vote as many times as you can. You can find where to do so here: Kraft Hockeyville USA 2020.
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