Canlan takes over McMillen Ice Arena

Screen capture of Canlan's McMillen Ice Arena page.

Canlan Ice Sports has taken over operations of the McMillen Ice Arena as of May 18, 2009.  Yes, I’m a little late posting this.

Press release from the City:

Canlan Ice Sports Operating McMillen Ice Arena

On May 18, Canlan Ice Sports assumed management of The MAC Ice Arena at McMillen Park. Canlan is assuring patrons they will provide many of the same programs and activities that were provided under Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department management.

Ice Sports Fort Wayne, a new three-pad ice facility located on Fernhill Avenue and Lima Road, is currently under construction. It is expected that McMillen Ice Arena will continue to operate one ice surface on a seasonal basis even after Ice Sports opens.

“This new three-sheet ice arena will be a vast improvement for the ice community and it makes sense to have one company managing both rinks,” said Al Moll, Director of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. “The larger rink should draw major hockey tournaments and ice skating events to the City.”

In 2006, the City of Fort Wayne completed its study of McMillen Ice Arena and provided recommendations to meet future long-term skating needs. The Parks and Recreation Department, along with Mayor Tom Henry, the Park Board, and Three Sheets Development worked together in 2008 to arrive at the best solution for the ice community based on those recommendations.

Many of the employees who worked at the MAC are now employed by Canlan.

Public skating hours at McMillen Ice Arena are noon – 3 pm Monday through Friday. Cosmic Skate will continue to be Friday nights 7 – 9 pm. Admission for adults and children over 4 years of age is $5, children under 4 are FREE. Skate rental is $2.50.

For more information and a schedule of summer events, visit their website or call the McMillen Ice Arena at 427-6769.

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