James Metzen Mighty Ducks Grant Program
2016 Awards Information
The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission awarded 29 grants in the total amount of $2,834,000 at their board meeting on November 16.
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Erickson by email or at 763.785.5662.
Honoring Senator James Metzen
The 2016 Minnesota Legislature appropriated $10 million to the James Metzen Mighty Ducks Ice Arena Grant Program, five times larger than the previous year. The program was renamed to honor Minnesota State Senator James Metzen, who was a tireless supporter of youth hockey and ice sports in Minnesota. He was also instrumental in creating the original grant program in 1995. Senator Metzen, from South St. Paul, retired following the 2016 session after serving for over 40 years in the legislature. He passed away in July 2016.
The appropriation was made to specifically fund projects that eliminate the use of R-22 refrigerant or improve indoor air quality in ice arenas. The program will not fund projects for new ice arenas this year.
Mighty Ducks History
The Mighty Ducks grant program was created in 1995 to help Minnesota communities provide equal ice time to newly developing girls' hockey programs as well as improve the condition of Minnesota ice arenas. This program granted over $18 million from 1995 to 2000. It produced 61 new sheets of ice in Minnesota.
The grant program is authorized by Minnesota Statute 240A.09.
|Steele County||Four Seasons Centre||$12,988|
|City of Kasson||Dodge County Ice Arena||$100,000|
|City of La Crescent||Community Arena||$30,293|
|City of New Prague||Community Center||$3,468|
|City of Shakopee||New Ice Arena||$192,645|
|City of Farmington||Schmitz-Maki Arena||$50,000|
|City of Stillwater||St. Croix Valley Rec Center||$58,606|
|City of St. Louis Park||Recreation Center||$400,000|
|Hennepin County||Augsburg Ice Arena||$400,000|
|STMA Ice Arena Board||STMA Ice Arena||$250,000|
|Lake of the Woods County||Baudette Area Arena||$400,000|
|City of Litchfield||Civic Arena||$50,000|
|City of Silver Bay||Rukavina Arena||$72,000|
|City of Grand Rapids||IRA Civic Arena||$135,000|
|Pine City Schools ISD #578||Pine City Civic Center||$45,000|
|City of Austin||Riverside Ice Arena||$150,000|
|City of Winona||Bud King Ice Arena||$150,000|
|City of West St. Paul||John V. Hoene Arena||$200,000|
|City of Champlin||Ice Forum||$32,925|
|City of New Hope||New Hope Ice Arena||$98,700|
|Dassel-Cokato ISD #466||Dassel-Cokato Ice Arena||$200,000|
|City of Sartell||Bernick's Pepsi Arena||$100,000|
|City of East Grand Forks||Civic Center||$148,375|
|Kittson Central ISD #2171||Hallock Arena||$200,000|
|City of International Falls||Kerry Park||$20,000|