About the Skate House
A new skate house is coming to Concord NH's White Park! This year-round recreational building will be built between 2018/2019. It will not only be used as a winter skate center, with skate rentals and a snack bar/kitchenette, but will offer indoor and outdoor space for community events. And, the skate house will have a patio with an exterior fireplace, as well as public restrooms for the park.
The existing skate house will be demolished and site preparation will take place over the summer of 2018. Construction of the new, two-story facility will take place in fall and winter, with the goal of utilizing the new skate house in early 2019. The current facility was built in the 1950s and was closed more than a decade ago due to health and safety concerns.
To learn more about the history of the Skate House, visit the City of Concord's website.
About the Campaign
This campaign represents a new public and private partnership model and a collaborative effort to bring improvements to the Concord community, while reducing the cost to local taxpayers.
During the April 2018 City Council meeting, Mayor Bouley appointed a team of local residents made up of neighborhood representatives, recreational users of the park, and hockey enthusiasts, as a fundraising committee, led by Chris Brown and Jennifer Frizzell. Other members of the Skate House Committee are City Councilor Byron Champlin, Tom Champagne, Laura Simoes and Kristyn VanOstern.
Fifty-percent of this $1.15M project will be financed through private donations, and 20 percent of that goal has already been met through a $108,000 donation from the Black Ice Hockey Association’s annual tournament.
How to Give
We are accepting donations of all sizes, from businesses, foundations and individuals. Donations are tax deductible.
Custom engraved granite paving stones for the walkway and patio are available for purchase. Learn more about purchasing a paver to honor a friend, family member, pet, teacher, graduate, team, colleague, coach or neighbor. DOWNLOAD the Order Form TODAY.
To donate to the Future of White Park and the New Skate House, use this link: ONLINE DONATION TO SKATE HOUSE.
Or, send a check to Concord Parks & Recreation, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, NH 03301. Write "Skate House" in the memo line.
The tax ID number is 02-6000-177.
Skate House Sponsorship Opportunities are available for contributions of $5000 or more. Please inquire HERE.