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RP Lumber CENTER Development Ice Rink, Teen Center, Indoor Track
Takes Shape, Sponsor Activities Still Exist
The RP Lumber CENTER development is taking shape with several other local businesses signing up for dasher board sponsorships. The new ice rink, teen center, indoor track and recreational facility is offering advertising opportunities to anyone interested in this new development. The City of Edwardsville’s state-of-the-art facility is the third and final recreational development to be completed as part of the “A Better Place to Play” initiative.
Dasher boards are the walls surrounding the ice of an ice rink, highly visible to spectators and skaters. It’s an ideal place to advertise your business name or logo, and there are approximately 40 advertising spots available. Dasher board advertising at The RP Lumber CENTER is available for $3,000 annually, 5 years at $13,750 or for $25,000 for a 10-year commitment.
The RP Lumber CENTER Receives Additional Sponsorship for Ice Rink Zamboni
The City of Edwardsville’s new ice and recreational complex, The RP Lumber CENTER, recently received another major sponsorship from two local businesses looking to support the new development. Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC and Edwardsville Bank have sponsored the ice rink’s Zamboni, offsetting the cost for the equipment necessary to clean and resurface the ice.
A Zamboni is an essential piece of equipment that helps to maintain ice in an ice rink, which also puts down a thin layer of heated water that will freeze to create a smooth surface for the recreational skaters, figure skaters and hockey players. Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb and Edwardsville Bank’s sponsorship for the new Zamboni will create ice that will be smooth and safe for all skaters, offering a more enjoyable experience while at the rink.
Advertisers are scooping up space on theCENTER dasher board
Dasher board advertising continues to attract local businesses wanting to support TheCENTER, a new proposed ice rink, teen center, track and recreational facility in Edwardsville. Edwardsville Oral Surgery and Patton Dental are two additional area businesses that have signed up for this unique advertising opportunity. TheCENTER is the third and final recreational development to be completed as part of the “A Better Place to Play” initiative.
Dasher boards are the walls surrounding the ice of an ice rink and are highly visible, often used for advertising. TheCENTER has spots available to local businesses wanting to advertise while also helping to support the new facility. The advertising is being offered for $3,000 yearly or $25,000 for a 10-year commitment, which has a savings of $5,000. In total, there are 40 spots available.
TheCENTER's Dasher Board Takes Off: Businesses Urged Sign Up To Participate
The proposed ice rink, teen center, track and recreational facility called TheCENTER is offering dasher board advertising to area businesses interested in investing in this new development. The City of Edwardsville’s proposed state-of-the-art facility is the third and final recreational development to be completed as part of the “A Better Place to Play” initiative.
“Dasher board advertising is a great way to have your business or logo be ‘the center’ of attention,” said Tom Butts, chairman of fundraising initiatives for the new facility. Butts went on to explain, “dasher boards are the boards surrounding an ice rink, usually made up of steel, aluminum or a high-density polyethylene. In the game of hockey, they are used often as a defensive method of clearing the puck or to execute a pass. It’s a highly-visible area in a rink, and ideal for advertising,” he said.
TheCENTER Ice Rink and Recreational Facility Progresses; Businesses Sign Up as Sponsors
The proposed ice rink, teen center, track and recreational facility called TheCENTER has recently received naming rights sponsorships from The Korte Company and Contegra Construction Company. The Korte Company has signed on for scoreboard naming rights and Contegra Construction will be sponsoring the facility’s seating area for rink spectators. The City of Edwardsville’s new state-of-the-art facility, TheCENTER, is the third and final recreational development to be completed as part of the “A Better Place to Play” initiative.
Eric Gowin, chief executive officer for Contegra, is excited to be part of this new development. “We’ve been a part of the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon business community for nearly 20 years and have a strong sense of commitment to the area, and TheCENTER is an excellent way for us to give back to the community,” said Gowin. Contegra was founded in 2003 and has more than 150 years of combined experience in general contracting, design/build and construction management. Today, Contegra has offices located in St. Charles, MO and Edwardsville, IL.
Edwardsville, Glen Carbon create partnership for TheCENTER development
The Glen Carbon Village Board this month unanimously voted in favor of a $1 million intergovernmental agreement between the village and the City of Edwardsville to help build its proposed ice rink, track, fitness and teen center.
The new development, called TheCENTER, will be located by Edwardsville High School, off Tiger Drive and Governors’ Parkway. The two entities already partner on the community pool at SIUE and this agreement is another example of their city-village collaboration.
Hundreds show support for family-friendly complex, TheCENTER
Edwardsville’s informational event at the site of the proposed ice rink, track and teen center Saturday drew more than 250 people and deemed a success by city employees and organizers.
Guests were able to visit tented areas showcasing the different amenities slated to be offered at TheCENTER for Edwardsville residents and non-residents alike. St. Louis Blues Legend Kelly Chase was in attendance and spoke to the crowd, along with the St. Louis Blues mascot, Louie, entertaining kids of all ages.
City to hold open house for TheCENTER
The city will host an open house to share information with the community about the proposed facility, TheCENTER, on Oct. 24 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
To accommodate social distancing measures, the open house event will be held outdoors at the potential site for TheCENTER, at Governors’ Parkway and Tiger Drive.