"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
Start date: July 2019
Completion data: September-October 2019
Through the generosity of the community we have received over $213,000.00 in donations as of August 19, 2019.
Update (7/8/2019): The bank has approved an initial $200k loan for the work listed in Phase One. The boards along the ice surface have been removed and the walls along the north end (Lobby end) have also been removed. Contracts have been signed for the new ice surface installation and boards. We will begin cutting out and removing the concrete on July 15th. The estimated start date to install the new surface is August 25th.
Update (7/15/2019): The cutting of the concrete has begun. The process should take 1-3 days. The heavy equipment should arrive Thursday to start removing the large chucks.
Update (7/18/2019): The cutting of the concrete is complete. Heavy equipment has moved in and started to remove the pieces outside the building.
Update (7/26/2019): The floor removal process is complete. Crews from Rink Tec visited the Dome on Friday to check on our progress and take final measurements. Should start to see their heavy equipment moving onto the property over the next week. Waiting on their crew to finish another floor project before heading to the Dome. Should start to see some activity next week.
Update (8/5/2019): Equipment into the Dome last Friday. Crews were able to dig the trench for the main headers and will continue this week to prepare the surface for the new floor. Final measurements have been made for the new boards. Next step is to find volunteers to start cleaning the stands.
Update (8/7/2019): Received word from the bank that a second loan in the amount of $350k has been approved. This wouldn't have been possible without the support of 9 community members who co-signed for the loan. Words cannot describe how grateful we are for their support. Once we receive permission we can post their names to the website. THANK YOU!!!
Update (8/19/2019): We are very excited to see the RinkTec crew in town for the next couple weeks. They were working on the perimeter of the rink preparing the settings for the new boards to be installed.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
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:
And we are always looking for feedback from the ERRA Membership and Community.
For more information please contact a Board Member.
If you're interested in making a cash donation please mail your check to:
ERRA, PO Box 1495, Eagle River, WI 54521.
Please include "Save the Dome" on the memo line.
We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization so all donations are tax deductible. EIN 39-6091716.
If you have any other type of financial contribution please email Tony Brown.
For more information please contact a Board Member.
THE ERRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ITS MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE GENEROUSLY DONATED TO THE SAVE THE DOME CAMPAIGN.
|Agnes & Kenneth Wiedemeier|
|Andrew & Nancy Schaffer|
|Barb & Gail Gould|
|Benjamin & Charles Gumm|
|Betty & Julius Kukanich|
|Bob & Barb Tijan|
|Bonnie & Kenneth Lyon|
|Brett & Amanda Aylesworth|
|Bruce & JoAnn Wilsie|
|Bruce and Sandy Kaitchuck|
|Clifford & Carole Dahl|
|Community Thrift Shop|
|Dale & Karen Thyne|
|Don & Paula Hendrickson|
|Donald & Charlotte Rubo|
|Doug & Carilyn Olejniczak|
|Dr. & Mrs. Sookochoff|
|Eagle River Figure Skating Club|
|Eagle Waters Resort|
|ER Chamber of Commerce|
|ER Rotary Foundation|
|Eugene & Margaret Bauer|
|Eugene & Rosemary Leveille|
|First Congregational Church|
|Gene & Patricia Adamovich|
|George Von Hoffman Foundation|
|Glenn & Mary Schiffman|
|Great Northern Adventure Inc.|
|Greg & Amy Gremban|
The McNutt Family
|Heartland Communications - WRJO|
|Hello World - KraftHockeyville|
|Jack & Karen Fredricks|
|James & Janice Sarkauskas|
|James & Kathryn Patten|
|Jeffrey & Kerrie Rashid|
|Jim & Kathy Holperin|
|John & Nancy Lee|
|John and Leslie Pearson|
|Jon Socolofsky & Katherine Campbell|
|Ken & Pat Buckingham|
|Kirk & Ann Miller|
|Knights of Columbus|
|Land O'Lakes Bible Church|
|Larry & Lisann Snedden|
|Larry & Meg George|
|Larry & Monica Bussum|
|Lori Ann & Patrick Weber|
|Lou & Mary Deditz|
|Lynda & Raymond Lobacz|
|Lynda Bolte & Joseph Laux|
|Madison Community Foundation|
|Mark & Julie Richter|
|Martha & Kenneth Turner|
|The Kaitchuck Family|
|Michael & Kathleen Fanning|
|Michael & Kathy Anderson|
|Mike & Michele Sanborn|
|Next Level Hockey Training|
|Nicholas & Cynthia Vugrinec|
|Northwoods Storage of St. Germain|
|Paul & Linda Tstee|
|Paula & Darrel Slizewski|
|Perry & Rebekah Pokrandt|
|Peter & Judy Anderson|
|Pines Alumni Hockey|
|Redman & Galinas, S.C. DBA Eyecare Associates|
|Richard & Judith Oehler|
|Richard & Laurie Stoegbauer|
|Richard & Sharon Horness|
|Richard & Wendy Pluedeman|
|Roger & Carol Pluedeman|
|Scott & Kelly Lasko|
|Sharon & Jacob Rapp|
|Sullivan Log Home Restoration|
|Terry & Gretchen Tryggeseth|
|The Brown Family|
|The Graves Family|
|Thomas & Tonia Atchison|
|Vilas County Tavern League|
|Virginia & Lawrence Vanbusssum|
|Wisconsin Public Service Foundation|