It is no secret that organized sports introduced at a young age can help children develop life-long skills such as coordination, team work, self esteem and the drive to succeed. Since our humble beginnings 47 years ago, when our association began by utilizing outdoor arenas we have never lost site of what is truly important. Providing a positive, healthy and fun experience for our members by working hard to instill these skills and values in our youth and in return build a stronger and more sustainable community.
In the last few years we have been faced with some challenging issues regarding our programs and the future of our organization. The life expectancy of our current ice system was 17-20 years, which has now reached year 35, and with the elimination of R-22, the system that we currently use has become extinct.
Thanks to many dedicated hockey fans and to the support of our community, our dreams of building a new facility in downtown Mason City as part of the River City Renaissance Initiative is finally being realized. We broke ground on our new facility in February of 2019, with an estimated “first puck drop” in December of 2019!! Our campaign has been set up to raise funds for the following items that are essential to the success of our hockey programs and the future of our association.
· Boards, Glass & Netting
· Floor Coverings
· Locker Room Finishes
· Rental Skates/Equipment & Scholarship Funds
This new multi-purpose arena will enhance our ability to introduce more people to the enjoyment of ice sports and all it has to offer. It will also provide a great entertainment venue for North Iowans and the thousands of visitors that will come to see the new facility, not to mention a good source of revenue for the City of Mason City and Youth Hockey in North Central Iowa!
For more information visit our website at: mcmohawkhockey.com