Scenes From Ribbon Cutting At Los Alamos County Ice Rink

Los Alamos County Council Chair Randall Ryti cuts the ribbon at noon Wednesday celebrating completion of the improvements project at the County Ice Rink. Photo by John

View of the dressing area at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John

The front desk and skate rental area at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council and the Community Services Department celebrated completion of the County Ice Rink Improvements Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Wednesday at the rink at 4475 West Road.  

The Ice Rink Improvements Project began in August 2019 as a Council-approved capital improvement project with a budget of $1.85 million.

Imporvements include:

  • Demolishing the existing wood structure housing locker rooms 3 and 4, and referee changing area; demolishing the Ice Rink operations storage area;  
  • Remodeling the restroom areas, incorporating locker rooms 1 and 2 for an expanded restroom facility;  
  • Constructing six team locker rooms and one referee locker room and a new Ice Rink operations storage on the site of the current wood structure;  
  • Replacing the existing rooftop furnace with a larger and more efficient unit to better warm the restroom area, warming house and new locker facility; and  
  • Adding a fire alerting system to the warming house and restrooms, new locker facility, and the Zamboni and Equipment Building on the east side of the rink area.

The County announced that the project was completed under budget at $1,842,000 ($8,000 remaining) in February 2020.

About the Los Alamos County Ice Rink:

Built in 1936, and improved several times, the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is the only refrigerated, NHL regulation, outdoor Ice Rink in New Mexico. The rink offers public skating, hockey and skating lessons from mid-November through February. For hours of operation, rates and other information, click here.

View of the snack bar at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John

Remodeled public restrooms allow better access and more facilities. Photo by John

Renovations include four dressing rooms with direct access to the ice. Photo by John

Free skating and hot drinks were available for all during Wednesday’s event. Photo by John

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