It’s OFFICIAL! Snoqualmie Ice Arena is READY!
Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson and Senator Mark Mullet joined Sno-King’s Directors in a ceremonial ribbon cutting to welcome Sno-King to the community. Click HERE to watch the ribbon cutting video. The 72,500 square feet TWIN-sheet ice arena is located in Snoqualmie Ridge’s Business Park. It will house two NHL size ice sheets, a lobby area, a mezzanine with seating and viewing areas, twelve locker rooms, a dry land training gym, and gathering spaces for parties and meetings. The ice is now ready for registered skaters and scheduled on-ice sessions only as required by current COVID-19 state regulations.
The new Snoqualmie facility will allow Sno-King to add over 6,500 hours of ice time to serve thousands on the Eastside for years to come. The expansion will also meet a growing demand and will be critical for the development of youth and adult hockey and figure skating programs. The arena is Sno-King’s third and largest facility, adding to its Renton and Kirkland locations. Sno-King Members and their families are invited to join us for the Member Grand Opening Drive-Thru on October 17 at the new Snoqualmie facility. We are also planning a Community Drive-Thru on October 18 to welcome new families interested in learning more about our recreation programs. More details including how to register will be posted on our website HERE.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation over these past few weeks as we worked to define the new season, balancing tryouts and evaluations, opening the new Snoqualmie facility and incorporating Covid-19 safety guidelines & protocol into all that we do. Now that we have additional ice available in Snoqualmie, the schedule for the remainder of September as well as the preliminary fall practice schedule is currently being updated. With tryouts complete for select teams, coaches and division reps already have new details for their practices times beginning this Monday September 21st. Recreation evaluations are still in progress (including 8U) and are expected to be assigned to a team in early October. Division Reps for all recreation teams will continue to share schedule updates and times until team assignments are complete. Please keep in mind that the practice schedule will look different than years past to accommodate the numerous new guidelines and limitations upon us. Age groups will vary in size to allow for more quality small group instruction, facilitation of safe distancing practice plans while allowing enough space for player development and growth. We are also planning for upcoming goalie clinics and dryland training sessions and will share more information shortly. Should you have any questions please contact your Division Rep.
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Please keep in mind that the new Snoqualmie facility is only open to hockey and freestyle practice sessions as well as registered Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs. We are unable to accommodate tours or public walk-ins at this time given the current operating guidelines we must adhere to. Thank you for helping us keep our facilities safe for all.
Clayton Rodgers, Executive Director