Zionsville Times Sentinel

October 3, 2012

Council approves funds for arena study

By Matt Werner/Times Sentinel reporter

— A study will be done to see what type of impact an ice hockey arena would have on the Zionsville area.

The Zionsville Town Council unanimously voted during its meeting Monday night, Oct. 1, to spend $6,000 to fund a portion of the study. The Indiana Ice professional hockey team will pay half of the $25,000 total cost, with Zionsville, Boone County and Whitestown funding the remainder.

Councilwoman Candace Ulmer said a study was done in 2011 that showed a market in the area for a hockey arena.

“There’s a lot of parents in the area with kids in hockey and interest in hockey,” Ulmer said. “Instead of sending them downtown (Indianapolis), I’d like to keep them in Zionsville.”

Council President Tim Haak said the council felt the need to contribute to the study.

See Wednesday’s paper for the full story.