At 1:30 PM, Wednesday, August 12th, The Friends of Hales Corners Park & Pool, Milwaukee County Parks, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP and Hunzinger Construction Company participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the Dudek International Ice Center and Reiman Rink & Holz Family Shelter at 5765 South New Berlin Road in Hales Corners, WI. United States Olympian, Bronze Medalist and Hales Corners resident, Alyson Dudek, spoke and helped break ground at the ceremony.
The Alyson Dudek International Ice Center consists of a permanent year-round open-air pavilion approximately 20’ by 49’ on a concrete slab which will include a heated men’s and women’s accessible restroom, storage room, and heated concession area with counter and sink. The entire facility will be ADA accessible, connected to parking with asphalt walking paths. Picnic tables in the open-air pavilion will provide vistas to a new 70’ by 120’ demountable ice rink connected to the pavilion area with a concrete walk and stairs. An ADA path reaches the rink via the adjacent parking area. Large overhangs provide cover above the pavilion for all types of weather while permanent lighting at the facility afford skaters hours of recreation during winter months.
Hunzinger Construction Company has been selected to serve as Construction Manager for this exciting project designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP. Hunzinger will self-perform all concrete and carpentry work on the project.
Also speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony were Donald Schwatz, President of Friends of Hales Corners Park & Pool, John Dargle Jr., the Director of Milwaukee County Parks Department, Village of Hales Corners President, Bob Ruesch and Steve Taylor, Milwaukee County Supervisor District 9. John Holz, Partner at Plunket Raysich Architects and the project’s lead designer and Kevin Lally, Project Manager at Hunzinger Construction Company spoke about the design and construction schedule as the project is slated to be completed for this winter. Dudek rounded out the program, speaking enthusiastically about what the new rink will mean to the community that will now have the opportunity to skate outdoors in the winter months.
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