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Save the Dome Capital Fundraiser

Save the Dome Community Update

"Save the Dome"

Our Dome is in need for major repairs and renovations.  The renovations and repairs will take place in several phases over the next 

Phase 1:  The plan is to start replacing the skating surface in the Dome this summer/fall.

This process will include: removing the existing floor and possible sub floor, all tubing as well as the boards and glass surrounding the surface. 

The new floor size has yet to be determined but will be bigger than the existing surface.  

Along with the new surface will be new Home and visitor benches, scorers' area, penalty boxes and boards.  

Since the new surface will be bigger than the existing surface there will be some structural work that will need to be competed in the lobby area and along all three sides of sitting.  We have contractors coming to inspect the plans and give us their advice and estimates.

Cost of the project is estimated to be:  $774,000.00

  • Removal of existing floors:  $50,000
  • Installation of new surface:  $499,000
  • New Boards & Glass:  $125,000
  • Misc Construction:  $100,000

Start date:  July 2019

Completion data:  September-October 2019

Through the generosity of the community we have received a total of $141, 763.96 in donations. 


This still leaves us a considerable amount to raise and we are currently speaking with banks to secure the funding required to begin the project.  We understand this is an aggressive deadline but believe it is necessary to continue the History and Tradition of skating the Dome this upcoming season.  

We are extremely thankful for all the support and are hoping to receive more in the coming months.  


Phase 2-3:   The details of these phases will be posted once the property has been inspected and analyzed by two world known architects and arena developers.  We plan on their arrival to Eagle River late July - early August 2019.  Once we receive their feedback a committee will be formed in order to finalize plans on improving the entire property.  We expect a report from the experts no later than September 2019.

Some initial ideas include: 

  • New concession stand area 
  • New pro-shop
  • Updated lobby area
  • Updated and possible new locker rooms 
  • Off-ice training area/building
  • Expanded and improved parking lot
  • Updated plumbing
  • Updated electrical
  • Updated septic systems
  • New Ice Plant / Compressors
  • New Cooling Towers for Ice Plant
  • Finishing Roof Project at South End of the Dome
  • Repairs to Roof of the Cube
  • New Heating System in both rinks
  • New Lighting in the Dome

And we are always looking for feedback from the ERRA Membership and Community.

For more information please contact a Board Member.