The city of Janesville is willing to kick in two million dollars for new ice arena if the Janesville Youth Hockey Association raises at least $1.2 million by March 1. The city council Monday passed an advisory vote to build the new facility on the city’s south side.
“The $2 million would be dedicated to complete first sheet of ice, the second 500,000 would be for the second sheet of ice.” explains Larry Squire who represents private investors. He adds the construction of the second sheet would not begin until enough private sector money has been kicked in.
City Councilman Yuri Rashkin says could be better spent on upkeep at the current facility.
But the majority of the council agreed with Council Member Russ Steeber who says that facility is on its last legs.
The suggested location would eventually need to be approved by the city’s plan commission.
Contributed by Beth Wheelock-WCLO