After a one-month work stoppage due to the statewide coronavirus pandemic shutdown, in late April Sno-King was allowed to re-start construction on its new ice rink in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park.
Even with the lengthy delay, Sno-King anticipates opening the new rink in September. Initially, the organization projected a June opening – but that was dependent upon no big construction delays.
The exact September opening date has not yet been determined. Sno-King Development & Marketing Director Wendy Rogers commented, “Please keep in mind this is subject to change based on the latest local and state health and operating guidelines related to COVID-19.”
Sno-King’s expansion in Snoqualmie is anticipated to add over 6,500 hours of ice time to serve the entire Eastside– and will be the organization’s third facility.
Youth hockey participation in the Puget Sound region is expected to double over the next few years due to the NHL expansion into Seattle. Sno-King – a nonprofit organization – currently has about 650 kids in its hockey development system and expects that number to jump to 1,300 when the new Snoqualmie facility opens
The rink is the product of a partnership between the Razwick family – former owner of Technical Glass Products in Snoqualmie – who owns the land and constructed the building shell. Sno-King is now completing interior tenant improvements, including the building the two ice rinks. When finished, Sno-King be the longterm tenant.
Fun Construction Fact: 24 miles of pipe will run beneath the two NHL-size ice rinks in two levels. The top layer will keep the ice cold and the bottom layer will ensure the top pipes don’t get too cold.
The 72,000 sq. ft. facility will also have a mezzanine level for spectators and a dry deck area for athlete off- the-ice conditioning, locker rooms and a concessions area. There will also be stands to accommodate roughly 250 people.
See Fly-Thru video of new Snoqualmie Ice Rink HERE.
Snoqualmie Ice Arena is located at 35323 SE Douglas Street.