Frozen Bozeman

Demand for ice time in Bozeman is on the rise, and in response, a second skating rink is going in adjacent to the Haynes Pavilion at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. This new rink will be open all year and service both hockey leagues and figure-skating clubs, as well improving the local youth program. Thus far, the Gallatin Ice Foundation (GIF) has led the fundraising effort, and the first phase is now underway—thanks also to private donors, and local businesses, and the City of Bozeman, along with support from the Gallatin County commissioners and the Fairgrounds board. The expansion will be a boon to the local economy, says GIF development director Chelsea Schmidt, “increasing the appeal of Bozeman as a destination for hockey tournaments and figure-skating competitions, as well as off-season training and camps.”