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Save the Dome Capital Fundraiser

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.

Updated 10/20/2019

Agnes & Kenneth Wiedemeier
Al Gieger
Andrew & Nancy Schaffer
Andrew Carter
Annette Numrich
Arlene Reichert
Armando Garcia
Arthur & Roselynn Richter
Associated Bank 
Aylesworth Dermatology
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
C.J. Ujazdowski
Carol Wagner
Charles McDonald
Christine & Christopher D'Hondt
Clifford & Carole Dahl
Community Thrift Shop
Dale & Karen Thyne
Dan Doucette
Daniel & Jeanne O'Neil
Daniel Eugene O'Neil Trust
David & Chaerl Slezewski
David & Jessica Eibner
Deborah & Carl Ruedebusch
Dennis & Cheryl Gramins
Dick & Mary Ann Hansen
Don & Paula Hendrickson
Donald & Carol Hiller
Donald & Charlotte Rubo
Donald Scharf
Dorothy Dais
Doug & Carilyn Olejniczak
Dr. & Mrs. Sookochoff
Eagle River Figure Skating Club
Eagle Waste
Edward & Donna Wojdyla
Eliason Realty
ER Chamber of Commerce
ER Rotary Foundation
Eugene & Margaret Bauer
Eugene & Rosemary Leveille
First Congregational Church 
Gene & Patricia Adamovich
George Katich
George Von Hoffman Foundation

Gloria and Mac McDonald & Family

Glenn & Mary Schiffman

Great Northern Adventure Inc.
Greg & Amy Gremban
Greg & Suzanna Herfindahl
Gregory & Cindy Franz
Gregory Stalter
Abacus Appraisal 
Alex Sternhagen
Alpha Crematory, Inc.
Amy & Daniel Mahn
Anthony & Kathleen Mattson
Anthony & Linda Granato
Appraisal Associates
April & John Carr
Arthur & Kristy Weber
Audrey Carter Family
Barbara & Donald Wagner
Brian & Romell Ross
Bruce & Ginger Wynstra
Bruce & Sharon Scott
Bryan & Debra Boone
Carlton & Barbara Schroeder
Carol Tomlanovich
Cassidy Sternhagen
Chanticleer Inn
Charles & Nancy McGee
Charles Goldsworthy
Chet Hendrickson
Christine & Christopher D'Hondt
Christopher & Laurie Novy
Dale & Karen Thyne
Dale Lang
Daniel & Diane Priebe
Daniel & Jeanne O'Neil
Daniel Eugene O'Neil Trust
Dennis Carter Family
Eagle Collision Center, Inc.
Eagle River Napa LLC
Edward & Guy Richter
Eleda Winther
Fidelity Charitable Cashier's Check
Financial Strategies Group LLC
Francis Cleereman
Frederick & Karen Young
Frederick Scharf
Gaffney - Busha Funeral Home, Inc. 
Heartland Communications - WRJO
Heather & Jon Paul Rach
Hello World - KraftHockeyville
Inland Lakes Dredge and Dock Works, Inc.
J.C. Cook
Jack & Karen Fredricks
James & Janice Sarkauskas
James & Kathryn Patten
James & Nancy Steenport
James Ayers
James Seifert
Jamie Sauer
Jason Simac Insurance & Financial
Jeannine Herbst
Jeffrey & Kerrie Rashid
Jim & Kathy Holperin
Jim's Vermoch
Joann Streicher
John & Nancy Lee
John and Leslie Pearson
Jon Socolofsky & Katherine Campbell
Joseph Smoger
Joy Smoger
Judith Murphy
Karen Goldberg
Karen Pockat
Kathryn Ashlevitz
Ken & Pat Buckingham
Kenneth Stallman & Janice Jones
Kinsale Properties LLC.
Kirk & Ann Miller
Knights of Columbus
Land O'Lakes Bible Church
Larry & Lisann Snedden
Larry & Meg George
Larry & Monica Bussum
Leigha Siegmeier
Linda Fowles
Lori Ann & Patrick Weber
Lou & Mary Deditz
Lynda & Raymond Lobacz
Lynda Bolte & Joseph Laux
Lynne Petruzates

McDonald Family

Madison Community Foundation (OB Family)

Marilyn Preisler
Mark & Julie Richter
Mark Spiess
Martha & Kenneth Turner
Maxine Drager
Mayme Hoffman
Melody West
Michael & Kathleen Fanning
Michael & Kathy Anderson
Michael & Linda Schlinsog
Michael Steiner
Michael Tuss
Michael Weber
Mike & Michele Sanborn
George & Marsha Slivinski
Gerald Ring
Geraldine Nixon
Gregory & Cindy Franz
Gregory Pfister
Holperin Rentals
James & Deborah Hardin
James & Linda Sanborn
James Abrahams Revocable Trust
Jarred & Amanda Stiemke
Jeffrey Carr
Jeffrey Thomas
Jerald & Patricia Osiecki
Jim & Kathy Holperin
Joanelle Klumb
John & Leslie Miles
John Mule & the Mule Family
Joseph & Marlane Sparks
Joseph & Wendy Kopinski
Judith Zaba
Karen & Bob Weight
Karla Bryant
Kathleen Johnson
Kathy Holtorp
Ken & Pat Buckingham
Kenneth & Sue Bode
Kenneth & Terri Holland
Lake Forest Resort
Larry & Kathryn Mortimer
Larry R. Snedden
Laura Aldridge
Lowell Peterson
Lucille Gremban
Margaret Norcross
Marilyn Preisler
Mark & Julie Richter
Mark & Tobi Johannsen
Mary Bock
Mary Kapke
Medpro Medsurg, LLC
Mildred Ritzer
Nancy Dyo
Next Level Hockey Training
Nicholas & Cynthia Vugrinec
Noble Aviation, LLC
Northwoods Storage of St. Germain
Obrodovich Family
OptiNose US, Inc.
Orrin & Rebecca Towner
Pamela & Guy Lemarre
Patricia Kohlman
Patricia Konkol
Paul & Linda Tstee
Paula & Darrel Slizewski
Perry & Rebekah Pokrandt
Peter & Judy Anderson
Pines Alumni Hockey
R.L. Adamovich
Rebecca Gleason
Redman & Galinas, S.C. DBA Eyecare Associates
Rich Handrick
Richard & Judith Oehler
Richard & Laurie Stoegbauer
Richard & Sharon Horness
Richard & Wendy Pluedeman
Robert Chester
Robert Kodkiewicz
Roger & Carol Pluedeman
Ronald Kressin
Sara Sinense
Scott & Kelly Lasko
Scott Akerlund
Sharon & Jacob Rapp
St. Francis Episcopal Church
St. Matthias Thrift Shop
Steven & Debra Freeman
Sullivan Log Home Restoration
Susan Bode
Sutten Stephan
Sydney Munds
Terry & Gretchen Tryggeseth
The Brown Family
The Graves Family
The McNutt Family 
Thomas & Cynthia Otto
Thomas & Tonia Atchison
Tom & Terry Ellis
Tom Obrodovich
Tomlanovich Family
Vilas County Tavern League
Virginia & Lawrence Vanbusssum
WalkAbout Paddle & Apparel
Walter Alexander Foundation, Inc.
Walter Frykholm
William & Diane Naphin
William Kircher
William Reardon
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
Medpro Medsurg, LLC
Meyer & Associates Insurance Agency, LLC
Michael & Becky Hoffman
Michael & Kathleen Anderson
Michael & Kathleen Anderson
Michael Weber
Nancy & Michael Brady
Nicholas & Cynthia Vugrinec
Nick & Judy Kuzulka
Patrick & Lori Weber
Paul & Judy Berg
Penkert Properties Real Estate Management
Quentin & Patricia Kukanich
R.L. Adamovich 
Ralph & Janet Boone
Raymond Rubin
Richard & Beth Krause
Robert Boehm Living Trust
Ryan Manufacturing Inc.
Scott Preisler & Colleen Carter
Shawn Carter Family
Sparks Consultants, Inc.
Steven & Amy Kresl
Terry & Gretchen Tryggeseth
Terry Brown 
The Car Shop & Don's Auto & Truck Sales LLC
The Last Resort
Thomas & Amy Kuhns
Thomas & Mary Drugan
Thomas Obrodovich
Tom & Terry Ellis
Trick Percussion Products, Inc.
TV Tronics
Valerie Dreger
Virgina Pinc
Walter Frykholm
William & Karen Hassey
William & Mary Clark
William Kircher
William Kircher

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

Estimated completion date:  November 1, 2019

Through the generosity of the community we have received over $423,000.00 in donations as of November 4, 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.  

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!

 

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 December 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.

"Save the Dome"

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.

Save the Dome in progress.....