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New Gulf Breeze ice skating rink could open later this year

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Gulf Breeze ice skating rink in works, former Ice Flyers part of group behind project

By Anne Delaney - News Journal

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A group that includes two men with ties to the Pensacola Ice Flyers wants to build an ice skating rink in Gulf Breeze. 

Former Ice Flyers goalie John McLean and Rich Parent, a former Ice Flyers assistant coach who also played for two NHL teams, are part of a group that wants to build a 120-by-60-foot rink at 3070 Westfield Road.

The building at the site is currently a tennis club, according to Shawn Ward, Santa Rosa County planning and zoning director.

Parent, a former goalie who played with the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues, said the group's plans include using the current building at the site for the ice rink and then building an extension. 

"It's actually to develop ice training for kids," Parent said Wednesday evening. "At the Bay Center, there is not a lot of ice time." 

Read more at: https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/gulf-breeze/2018/05/17/gulf-breeze-ice-skating-rink-works-ex-ice-flyers-group-behind-project/616923002/

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"At the Bay Center, there is not a lot of ice time."  Even for the Flyers.  <_<

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New Gulf Breeze ice skating rink could open later this year

By Anne Delaney - News Journal

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The new owners of a Gulf Breeze ice skating rink hope to open the facility to the public later this year, possibly as soon as Nov. 1.

The group behind the project closed on the deal last week. The new owners, some of whom have ties to the Pensacola Ice Flyers, said they plan to renovate the existing building on Westfield Road and expand it to add a second sheet of ice.

"We really want to be an ice training facility for minor hockey, youth hockey, figure skating and adult hockey," said one of the new owners, Rich Parent, a former Ice Flyers assistant coach who was also a goalie with three NHL teams. "And the most important thing in the area is having it in all four seasons."  

The ice rink will be 120 feet long by 60 feet wide, and the facility will also include dressing rooms, a pro shop and a mezzanine with a snack bar overlooking the ice, Parent said. There will also be space for a conference room and birthday parties. 

Read more at: https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/gulf-breeze/2018/06/21/new-gulf-breeze-ice-skating-rink-could-open-later-year/716063002/

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