Iceland Ice Skating Rink

17% complete

$100,000 Goal

Iceland was opened in 1940 and is currently celebrating its 83nd anniversary. Iceland is located in the heart of Del Paso Heights, which is one of Sacramento's poorest and underserved communities. The ice rink was almost completely destroyed in 2010 due to a fire caused by arson. The ice skating rink re-opened later that year with the efforts of over 800 volunteers who contributed more than 20,000 hours to restore the main functions of the rink. The roof was not restored.

We were not able to open for our 2020-21 or 2021-22 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic related issues. We didn't open for the 2022-23 because we are getting ready to install our new roof. Thanks to the City of Sacramento plans are well under way to put a new roof on Iceland. Our current plan is to re-open for year-round skating in November 2023.

Iceland reformed as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in November 2011. Iceland has been open only during the winter season serving more than 20,000 skaters, most of who live in the community. With a new roof structure, the rink will operate year-round and serve the community at full capacity. Iceland is one of the only family-friendly recreational facilities in the North Sacramento/Del Paso Heights. Del Paso Heights qualifies as a redevelopment zone and consists of over 85% low-income (below the poverty line) families.

Mission

We promote, advance, and sponsor ice sports, primarily figure and hockey skating on a recreational basis, by providing lessons and ice rink facilities. We operate in one of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in Sacramento. We focus on programs for youth, including disabled and disadvantaged children, by offering our community a safe, family-friendly environment, free of adverse influences common in a community such as ours.

Needs

Sponsoring lessons for disadvantaged youth is another priority. Cost is $60 per child for 4 weekly 1/2-hour lesson plus practice time. We could do 100 youth per month for a cost of $6,000 for 11 months of the year for a total cost of $66,000.

Many of our rental skates require replacement, new skates are much stiffer which enable beginning skaters to learn to skate more easily. The total cost of our program request is $15,000. This amount will cover purchase and delivery of 200 pairs of skates.

We would like to purchase special sleds and hockey equipment for use by disabled youth who would like to play sled hockey. Cost is for each is $2,000. We would need at least 12 to field 2 teams for a total cost of $24,000.

We need $200K to purchase many furnishings. We need new bleachers, new rubber, and new bathrooms.

We need volunteers to help with grant writing, fundraising, and social media.

We need additional business focused board members. We are especially in need of board members with fund raising experience.

Equity Statement

We are committed to having a positive environment for everyone who comes to Iceland. Diversity among skaters, visitors and staff is valued, sought, and embraced. We strive to ensure that processes and programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual. We promote the fair treatment and participation of all people. Our goal is to provide an exceptional Iceland experience for everyone, every day.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Iceland Ice Skating Rink

Tax id (EIN)

27-3109599

Mission Category

Recreation & Sports

Operating Budget

$0-$50,000

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Volunteers, Board Members

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served

Sacramento

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

1430 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Phone

916-925-3121

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