Built in 1962, Wheeling Park’s Memorial Ice Rink has played host to countless events throughout the decades from hockey tournaments and figure skating classes to the beloved teen dances of the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
This spring, the Wheeling Park Commission will break ground on a $1.3 million-dollar renovation that will transform Wheeling Park’s Memorial Ice Rink into a state-of-the-art ice complex and multipurpose community facility. The facility is slated to reopen in fall 2020.
To honor the history of the complex and the impact it’s had on so many individuals throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, Wheeling Park will host a community farewell celebration – “Skate Down Memory Lane” – for kids and adults alike on Monday, March 9 from 5 – 7 p.m. at its Memorial Ice Rink.
Festivities will include appearances by Spike and the Wheeling Nailers, entertainment, prize giveaways, half-price hotdogs, and more!
“’Skate Down Memory Lane’ will serve as the official kick off to the Oglebay Foundation’s fundraising efforts to support a $1.3 million-dollar renovation,” said Oglebay Foundation President & CEO Eriks Janelsins. “Financial support from community members is vital to ensuring the complex is ready to welcome skaters in fall 2020.”
All admissions collected at the gate will support the Oglebay Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Pay-what-you-wish admission will be available to all guests, with the minimum suggested donation being $5 per person.