North Italian City Verona To Build New Ice Rink To Open For '13-14 Winter Season
The Italian city of Verona "presented financial plans for the construction of a new ice rink on Friday," according to the EISHOCKEY MAGAZIN. The Accademia del Ghiaccio "will operate the new arena for the next 25 years and put €2.5M ($3.3M) in the project." The ice rink "is expected to open for the '13-14 winter season and will be built in close proximity to the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi," home of Serie A club Chievo Verona (EISHOCKEY MAGAZIN, 12/16).
ICE RINK ISSUES: The SID reported that the second-tier hockey game between ESV Kaufbeuren and SC Riessersee "had to be canceled as a building assessment revealed structural issues" of the local ice rink in Kaufbeuren, Germany (SID, 12/14).