Each Summer we launch our annual "Where’s The Ice?” fund drive. Our current goal, for the 2016/17 season, is $60,000: $30,000 will be dedicated to assisting with operational costs (to help pay our expenses keep our activities more affordable) and $30,000 go towards the purchase of much needed new equipment (hockey and figure rental skates, hockey helmets, broomball brooms, and curling rocks) and replacement/repair of some of our physical plant structures (think chiller and cooling tower - our ice making plant). Grant support is almost totally dependent upon solid financial support from our community!
In January of this year, we completed a $300,000 capital campaign that encompassed a series of proposals to:
- Improve customer satisfaction - installation of infrared heaters and a stereo speaker in our bleacher area as well as installation of LED theatrical lighting over the ice sheet and installing tempered safety glass
- Improve energy efficiency - retrofitting all outdoor lighting fixtures with LED's, installation of a laser leveler on our Olympia, new variable frequency drive for our chiller, building automation software/hardware, and more
- Improve facility safety - tackling some civil engineering grading issues, installing westerly shade screens with a larger footprint to shelter and protect our ice sheet and our guests from the weather elements, installing tempered safety glass
- Repair and preserve existing structures - refurbishment of our existing concrete roof columns and glu-laminated timbers and more
These ideals will serve to improve our financial health through dramatic reductions in our energy consumption, encourage more guests to take advantage of our programs, and help insure that our facilities are available for many years to come.
If you happen to stop by our arena while our ice is 'out' you will find us in the midst of completing the above projects! We recently completed our Plexiglas retrofit with tempered safety glass and installed our new westerly shade screens!
Donations of all denominations are welcome...no donation is ever too small or too big! You can donate online or you can mail us a check
c/o Klamath Ice Sports, 5075 Fox Sparrow Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Thank you for your support!