Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and LA Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), solidifying a new public-private partnership to build and operate the Reseda Ice Rink.
It will be the City's first ever year-round recreational ice facility.
At Blumenfield's direction, the City recently acquired two former Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) parcels for this project in the heart of Reseda on Sherman Way between Lindley and Etiwanda. With the signing, the Kings and the City of Los Angeles will take a crucial final step before construction for this unique facility.
Blumenfield and Robitaille were joined by other integral partners including Kelly Cheeseman, COO of the Kings and AEG Sports; Michael Shull, General Manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks; and Sylvia Patsaouras, President of the Recreation and Parks Commission.
This project is a key part of Blumenfield's Reseda Rising initiative which is a multi-front effort to reinvest in the community and enhance Reseda as a center for entertainment and small business.
The $26 million facility will be funded by Proposition K, the Kings and through other City resources.
When completed, the facility will be owned by the Department of Recreation and Parks, managed by the Kings and will serve kids and residents of the West Valley and the entire region.