Proponents of Bismarck ice arena expansion want school help

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck residents hoping to add a second sheet of ice and other amenities to Schaumberg Ice Arena are asking the School Board for half a million dollars so they can reach their $8 million fundraising goal.

The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District pledged $4.5 million to the project, and the community group has raised $2.7 million through private donations.

Expansion leader Chad Wachter tells The Bismarck Tribune ( ) that the group faces a Dec. 31 deadline for raising the remaining $800,000.

The park district owns the arena, but Bismarck Public Schools hockey teams use it. Wachter says there's a big demand for ice time.

School board members haven't yet dedicated any money to the proposed expansion.


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