Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Ice Rink Coming to the Northland?

For those in the Northland, you are at least somewhat aware of Tuileries Plaza shopping district, the area featuring the gaudy glowing pylon structure off of I-29 and 45 Highway.  Well, some bad stuff happened, and it is no longer owned by the same developer.  Why should you care?  Well, because, NorthPoint Development took over and named the area The Village at Burlington Creek, promising to fill it with restaurants, office space, luxury apartments, and an ice-skating rink.  Wait, what?
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I thought it sounded crazy too, but there it is right there on the sign.  And signs never lie.  Just as an aside, Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena is just a few miles away from this location.

What does this ice-skating rink entail?  Well, your guess is as good as mine.  As the photo below indicates, the "Ice Plaza" is situated in between En Chamas restaurant and the building that holds Quiznos Subs.  This area does not appear to look very large, but perhaps large enough for a single-sheet skating rink.  Or just a rink similar to the Crown Center Ice Terrace for the winter months.  Of course, they are still in the development stages, so who knows.

Anyway, here are a few links to check out if you are interested in knowing more about the whole project and development.  Small ice terrace, single-sheet ice rink, or whatever, this rink can help inspire an interest in ice sports around the area.


  1. I ate dinner at Em Chamas last night, and my bet would be that this rink will be similar to the Ice Terrace - small, fun, recreational ice skating! Still a welcome addition to the Northland!

  2. I am the Marketing Director for KCIce, an organization established by a group of business, hockey, and civic professionals, whose mission is to promote recreational activities and ice based sports generated from new ice facilities. I work directly with Ken Morrow, President of KCIce, 1980 U.S. Olympic 'Miracle on Ice' Team Player & 4-Time Stanley Cup Champion and Paul McGannon, Vice President of KCIce and Founder of NHL21, Inc.

    Here are a few highlights:

    The Outdoor Rink at Burlington Creek is situated in the center courtyard of the development next to the Bell Tower. The rink will be approximately 100’ by 80’, surrounded by a beautiful stainless steel railing and glass panels. In addition, the rink area will feature open fire pits, natural rock seating, and tree-lined planters.

    During the holiday season, the rink will shine bright with twinkling trees and festive lighting for the plaza. On break from ice skating, patrons can enjoy a hot beverage and pastry from our skate shop. Others may enjoy fine dining from one of the nearby restaurants. Many will enjoy the Holiday Festival when Santa arrives to the Village at Burlington Creek on a sled to the center ice with goodies and holiday cheer for all in attendance.

    During the summer months, the rink will feature two soft, white sand volleyball courts for yearlong center square entertainment. The courts will be open for volleyball leagues, tournaments and special events. The beautiful, stainless steel railing will remain in place allowing spectators a clear view of the action from all angles.

    Please feel free to email me at mking@kcice.net if you would like more information. Volunteer skaters from the hockey and figure skating community will play a huge role by serving as On the Ice guards and mentors as a way to Give Back to the Community. The youth skaters are role models and will inspire potential future new skaters.

    Take care,

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