Sublette County Ice Arena now open
by Nan Stinson
August 30, 2012
Temperatures outside may soar into the 80ís, but one place in Sublette County offers a respite from the heat. The Sublette County Ice Arena is now open. It is located at 1219 W. Washington Street in Pinedale, east of Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course.
The rink in Pinedale provides a cool alternate recreational activity during these dog days of summer. "Usually we donít have ice until October, but we wanted to give skaters the opportunity to enjoy it since itís here," said Jeff Lewis, Rink Manager.
Ice went on early this year to accommodate the world-renowned Planet Hockey skating and skills clinic that took place in August. Planet Hockey offered two one-week clinics focusing on different hockey skills. Almost sixty Sublette County and neighboring area youth hockey players took advantage of the trainings.
Currently, the ice rink is open to the public for Stick & Puck and Public Skate. Special programs are now being offered to encourage families to come out and enjoy the facility:
Friday night is Couples Night from 6:15 to 10:00 pm.
Saturday is Parent and Child Stick & Puck from 4:15 to 6:00 pm.
Saturday night kids 12 and under get in free from 6:15 to 8:00 pm.
Cost to skate is only $2.00 and equipment is available to rent:
Skates - $2.00
Helmets and Sticks - $.50
Pinedale Glacier Hockey registration for players of all ages and skill levels is now open with signups beginning next week. Pinedale Hockey Association board members will have a booth at the Fall Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at BOCES, and Friday, Sept 7 at the Sublette County Ice Arena. Free hot dogs and drinks will be offered and equipment check-out will be available. Registration with USA Hockey is required beforehand. Online registration will be available this year, but these signups may be helpful for new players or those without access to internet.
For more information and a complete ice arena schedule, call the Ice Rink at 307-367-6313 or visit the Pinedale Hockey Association website at www.pinedaleglaciers.com.