UW-Madison has postponed plans to build a $25 million ice arena next to the Kohl Center. Athletic Director Barry Alvarez says the fundraising drive is two million short of its $8 million goal to start construction. Alvarez says the project will move forward when more progress is made on the fundraising drive.

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UW Men’s Hockey Coach Mike Eaves is disappointed, but acknowledges it is difficult for people to contribute during the down economy.

The new building would serve as a competition and practice facility for the women’s hockey team and a practice area for the men’s team. Included as well would be locker and team rooms for the hockey and swimming programs.

Construction was to begin this spring, with a completion date of 2012.

Contributed by Jason Fischer

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