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October 30, 2013

Power play

Groundbreaking officially starts off Lockport Ice Arena & Sports Center construction


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “It’s comparable to pushing out a docked ship, now we have to see if it floats,” May said. “We have to get it built, get it staffed, get it programmed... and support it to make it work.”

The Grigg-Lewis grant and the site mortgage are the largest parts of the funding, but a public fund drive is still needed. The amount needed to be raised hasn’t been determined yet.

BY THE NUMBERS • TOTAL COST: $13 million (with $4 million coming from the Grigg-Lewis Foundation) • FEATURES: Two NHL-sized ice rinks, seating for 630, training center and community room • SIZE: 93,500 square feet • ANTICIPATED OPENING: Fall 2014

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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