After $10M in state funds come to Schenectady, Mohawk Harbor will be getting a new ice rink.
A newly passed state budget includes $10M toward a new ice rink in Mohawk Harbor to be used for Union College ice hockey and other events.
According to The Daily Gazette, “The new facility would be built at the Mohawk Harbor development off Erie Boulevard, home of Rivers Casino, the River House apartment complex and other tenants.”
The 2,850-seat facility will be located close to Rivers Casino but the final square footage hasn’t been decided yet. ” In addition to the ice surface, it would include a standing-room concourse, a strength and conditioning room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches’ offices and a number of suites yet to be determined”
The space will mostly be used by Union College hockey. The college is negotiating a long-term lease, said Union College President David Harris. The goal, though, is for the space to be used for other events, too including other sports tournaments, trade shows, and more.