About the Skate House
WE DID IT! Have you seen the new Skate House at White Park?
The new Skate House, NOW KNOWN AS THE MERRIMACK LODGE, 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 has a patio with an exterior fireplace, as well as public restrooms for the park.
The former skate house was demolished and site preparation started over the summer of 2018. Construction of the new, two-story facility was opened at grand opening on June 14, 2019.
It’s not too late to contribute to this project! See below for details on how you can purchase a granite paver or sponsor a building feature.
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.
UPCOMING DEADLINE: Custom engraved granite paving stones for the walkway and patio are available for purchase. Purchase a paver to honor a friend, family member, pet, teacher, graduate, team, colleague, coach or neighbor.
Small pavers are $500 each, larger pavers are $1000 each.
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.