FARRAGUT , Tenn — Steve Clough has been named General Manager of the Icearium, the 50,000 square-foot, state-of-the art ice skating facility in Farragut.
A native of New Hampshire with more than xx years of rink experience, Clough has served as general manager and hockey director in both Charlotte, NC and most recently, Nashville.
“We are very pleased to have someone with Steve’s experience managing the rink,” said Basil Skelton, owner of the Icearium. “The ice rink business is unique and to have someone with Steve’s background is a real asset.”
In addition to his rink management experience, Clough is a USA hockey certified level 4 coach and referee and has served as director of player development in the CAHA affiliate (SC/NC). He was also selected to be team leader for Team Southeast at the National Select 15, 16 and 17 festivals, 2002-2004. Also, he was selected to referee SE district and USA Hockey national tournaments.
“I am very excited to be the GM of the Icearium,” said Clough. “Basil Skelton has built a first class facility and his commitment to expand will make this a destination for family recreation and entertainment throughout the region. I would also like to add that the management team shares a passion to provide the best programs possible for our customers.”
The Icearium opened in December 2002 and announced this week that it has begun a $2.5 million expansion that will include an in-line hockey rink, indoor soccer field and sports bar and grill. The expansion will increase the square footage to almost 100,000 and is scheduled to open in February 2007.