Heading into the seasoning opening of October, local Kevin Bell Arena was restored to its frigid purpose: being a playground of ice.
Due to the ice rink’s community-supported structure, the process of freezing the rink required many volunteers who gave their time through many hours of the night. Some volunteers were at Kevin Bell Arena as late (or early) as 2 a.m. working on bringing ice to the rink.
The 30,000-square-foot rink first opened in the spring of 2005, following the efforts of its namesake and a dedicated group of volunteers.
The Kevin Bell Arena has sought to bring hockey to the community for almost 20 years. Scheduled this winter are a robust schedule of activities that can accommodate a wide range of ages, skill levels, and interests.
For more information about the history of Kevin Bell Arena or the upcoming season in Homer, Alaska, check out their website, kevinbellarena.org.