Knoxville Ice Complex Expands, Adds Inline Roller Hockey

The Icearium Ice Sports Facility in Farragut, Tenn., a suburb of Knoxville, has broken ground for a $2.5 million expansion that will include an inline roller hockey rink, an indoor soccer field and a sports bar. The addition is scheduled to open in February.

“We are very excited about the expansion,” said Basil Skelton, owner of the Icearium. “Currently, there is no place in the area to play inline hockey, so we will be hosting all inline skating, as well as offering a year-round option for both youth and adult soccer players.”

 

 

 

The Icearium is a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports facility that includes an NHL-size rink. Once the addition is complete, the facility will almost double in size, with the square footage totaling close to 100,000 square feet.

Since its opening in December 2002, the Icearium has been the official training facility for the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League and the home arena for University of Tennessee club hockey team. In addition, the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association has partnered with the Icearium to build youth hockey in the area.

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