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.
ALL THANK YOU NOTES AND DONATION RECEIPTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO ALL THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED IN 2019. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOURS PLEASE EMAIL TONY BROWN BY CLICKING HERE.
|Agnes & Kenneth Wiedemeier|
|Allen & Linda Shander|
|Alpha Crematory, Inc.|
|American Endowment Foundation|
|Amy & Daniel Mahn|
|Andrew & Nancy Schaffer|
|Anthony & Kathleen Mattson|
|Anthony & Linda Granato|
|April & John Carr|
|Arthur & Kristy Weber|
|Arthur & Roselynn Richter|
|Audrey Carter Family|
|Barb & Gail Gould|
|Barbara & Donald Wagner|
Benevity Community Impact Fund - Dale Mehr
Benjamin & Charles Gumm
|Betty & Julius Kukanich|
Bob & Barb Tijan
Bob & Michelle Richardson
|Bob & Sharon Cech|
|Bonnie & Kenneth Lyon|
|Brett & Amanda Aylesworth|
|Brian & Romell Ross|
|Bruce & Ginger Wynstra|
|Bruce & JoAnn Wilsie|
|Bruce & Sharon Scott|
|Bruce and Sandy Kaitchuck|
|Bryan & Debra Boone|
|Carlton & Barbara Schroeder|
|Charles & Nancy McGee|
|Christine & Christopher D'Hondt|
|Christopher & Laurie Novy|
|Clifford & Carole Dahl|
|Community Thrift Shop|
|Dale & Karen Thyne|
|Dale Drayna Jr. & Sarah Drayna|
|Daniel & Diane Priebe|
|Daniel & Jeanne O'Neil|
|Daniel Eugene O'Neil Trust|
|David & Chaerl Slezewski|
|David & Jane Dumke|
|David & Jennifer Cox|
|David & Jessica Eibner|
|Deborah & Carl Ruedebusch|
|Dennis & Cheryl Gramins|
|Dennis Carter Family|
|Dick & Mary Ann Hansen|
|Don & Paula Hendrickson|
|Donald & Carol Hiller|
|Donald & Charlotte Rubo|
|Doug & Carilyn Olejniczak|
|Doug & Shannon Steiner|
|Dr. & Mrs. Sookochoff|
|Eagle Collision Center, Inc.|
|Eagle River Figure Skating Club|
|Eagle River Lions Club|
|Eagle River Napa LLC|
|Eagle River Rotary Foundation|
|Edward & Donna Wojdyla|
|Edward & Guy Richter|
|ER Chamber of Commerce|
|Eric Jacobson & Sherre Maxson|
|Eugene & Margaret Bauer|
|Eugene & Rosemary Leveille|
|Fidelity Charitable Cashier's Check|
|Financial Strategies Group LLC|
|First Congregational Church|
|Frederick & Karen Young|
|Gaffney - Busha Funeral Home, Inc.|
|Gaffney - Busha Funeral Home, Inc.|
|Gene & Patricia Adamovich|
|George & Marsha Slivinski|
|George Von Hoffman Foundation|
|Glenn & Mary Schiffman|
|Gloria and Mac McDonald & Family|
|Great Northern Adventure Inc.|
|Greg & Amy Gremban|
|Greg & Suzanna Herfindahl|
|Gregory & Cindy Franz|
|Gremban & Gremban Dental|
|Headwaters State Bank|
|Heartland Communications - WRJO|
|Heather & Jon Paul Rach|
|Hello World - KraftHockeyville|
|Inland Lakes Dredge and Dock Works, Inc.|
|Jack & Karen Fredricks|
|James & Deborah Hardin|
|James & Janice Sarkauskas|
|James & Kathryn Patten|
|James & Linda Sanborn|
|James & Nancy Steenport|
|James Abrahams Revocable Trust|
|Jane & Roger Shadick|
|Jane & Tom Thomas|
|Jarred & Amanda Stiemke|
|Jason Simac Insurance & Financial|
|Jeffrey & Kerrie Rashid|
|Jerald & Patricia Osiecki|
|Jesse & Amy Sookochoff|
|Jim & Kathy Holperin|
|Joe Boxrucker & Karen Kubacki|
|John & Jane O'Brien|
|John & Leslie Miles|
|John & Nancy Lee|
|John and Leslie Pearson|
|John Mule & the Mule Family|
|Jon Socolofsky & Katherine Campbell|
|Joseph & Marlane Sparks|
|Joseph & Wendy Kopinski|
|Karen & Bob Weight|
|Ken & Pat Buckingham|
|Kenneth & Sue Bode|
|Kenneth & Terri Holland|
|Kenneth Stallman & Janice Jones|
|Kinsale Properties LLC.|
|Kirk & Ann Miller|
|Knights of Columbus|
|Lake Forest Resort|
|Land O'Lakes Bible Church|
|Larry & Kathryn Mortimer|
|Larry & Lisann Snedden|
|Larry & Meg George|
|Larry & Monica Bussum|
|Larry & Myrna Wright|
|Larry R. Snedden|
|Lawrence & Barbara Mattes|
|Lisann & Larry Snedden|
|Lori Ann & Patrick Weber|
|Lou & Mary Deditz|
|Lynda & Raymond Lobacz|
|Lynda Bolte & Joseph Laux|
|Madison Community Foundation (OB Family)|
|Mark & Julie Richter|
|Mark & Tobi Johannsen|
|Martha & Kenneth Turner|
|Mary Jo Adamovich|
|Medpro Medsurg, LLC|
|Meyer & Associates Insurance Agency, LLC|
|Michael & Becky Hoffman|
|Michael & Gayle Manske|
|Michael & Kathleen Anderson|
|Michael & Kathleen Fanning|
|Michael & Kathy Anderson|
|Michael & Linda Schlinsog|
|Michele & Mike Sandborn|
|Mike & Jinelle Siergiej|
|Mike & Michele Sanborn|
|Nancy & Michael Brady|
|Next Level Hockey Training|
|Nicholas & Cynthia Vugrinec|
|Nick & Judy Kuzulka|
|Nicolet National Foundation, Inc.|
|Noble Aviation, LLC|
|Northwoods Storage of St. Germain|
|OptiNose US, Inc.|
|Orrin & Rebecca Towner|
|Otto & Kay Scharpf|
|Pamela & Guy Lemarre|
|Patrick & Lori Weber|
|Paul & Judy Berg|
|Paul & Linda Tstee|
|Paula & Darrel Slizewski|
|Penkert Properties Real Estate Management|
|Perry & Rebekah Pokrandt|
|Peter & Judy Anderson|
|Phillip & Bevin Hahn|
|Pines Alumni Hockey|
|Quentin & Patricia Kukanich|
|R Design Studios LLC|
"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
Estimated completion date: November 1, 2019
Through the generosity of the community we have received over $539,000.00 in donations as of June 30, 2020.
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.
Update (8/27/2019): The final measurements for the new boards will take place tomorrow by the folks from Becker Arena. We should we see plenty of activity next week as the RinkTec crew will be back in town to begin digging the trench for the middle headers and installing the heated sub-floor. Concrete and tubing installation is scheduled to begin last Friday of the month. Very exciting to see everything develop!!!
Update: (8/28/2019): Nicolet National Bank announced they will match up to $25,000.00 all donations made during the month of September. Thank you for your support Nicolet.
Update (9/10/2019): The RinkTec boys are back in town and busy at work. We will see plenty of progress over the next two weeks in preparation of the floor being poured on the 27th!
Update (9/17/2019): We have surpassed the $300,000 mark in donations! RinkTec is preparing to install the insulation before getting ready to pour the floor.
Update (9/25/2019): The Dome is ready for concrete! The big pour is tomorrow!! Very exciting.
Update (9/26/2019): They finished pouring the floor in the Dome @ noon today!!! Five weeks until we can put the ice in. Thank you RinkTec; your crew has done an awesome job!
Update (10/1/2019): Received word from Nicolet Bank that the "matching contribution challenge" was a huge success. Nicolet pledged to match up to $25,000 in donation during the month of September. Not only did the community come together and hit the $25k mark but they passed it by $60k for a total of $85,000 in donations for the month. A big thank you to Nicolet Bank and our wonderful community!!!
Update (10/2/2019): While the floor is curing we are waiting until the board get installed and final touches of stands, walkways, lobby area, etc.
Update (10/11/2019): Work continues around the rink. Glass wall and doors to be installed this week. Received confirmation that the new board and glass will be install the week of October 21st. Painting will hopefully start on Friday of next week. Clean up work in the lobby area will continue over the next few weeks.
Update (10/17/2019): Work continues everywhere. Thank you to Shane Hunter and his crew for all the carpentry work around the rink.
Update (10/18/2019): Thank you to Tory Meier and his crew for updating and adding electrical in the lobby and rink area.
Update (10/21/2019): The guys from Becker Arena are here installing the new boards. They should be here all week to finish the process. Lobby is being cleaned and painted. Benches will be worked on this week as well. Busy time in the Dome! First home game is November 25th....
Update (10/24/2019): Workers have been in and out all week. Boards and Benches are almost finished. Painting in the lobby is almost finished - thanks to all the volunteers who helped get us to this point. Thanks to Gene Wilkins and his crew of one (Tony) who just painted all of the stands!! Final push to get everything done.
Update (10/30/2019): Thank you to everyone who showed up tonight to help work on the rink! We had over 35 people come to clean and get the rink ready for the new rubber matting and painting. It takes a community.
Update (11/4/2019): The ice is going in!!! Thanks to our friends at R&R and Ice Solutions the first few layers of ice are going in. Lines to follow. Logos tomorrow.
Update (11/5/2019): Today the logos go in!
Update (11/8/2019): The ice is finished. Ready to play games tomorrow.
Update (11/20/2019): New lights getting installed today. Thank you to Tory Meier and the entire Meier Electric crew!!
First Girl's Game this Monday @ 6pm.
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 October 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 Spring 2020.
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.