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Polar Ice closed Labor Day September 1, 2014

Polar Ice wishes family and friends a Happy and Safe Labor Day


NO PUBLIC SESSION ON SUNDAY

AUGUST  31

2p - 4p


Polar Ice House in Grapevine will celebrate the 15 years of great memories and experiences this facility has created for many many families in our community.  Polar Ice has impacted so many people and to show our appreciation we would like to have a fun filled FREE DAY on Saturday, September 6 from 12pm - 4pm.  Bounce House, Snow Cones, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Ice Skating, Hockey and much much more will all be free to our friends and community.  Come one, Come all!  Let’s close down Polar Ice with Hugs, Smiles, Awesome Memories, and Amazing Experience's and of course a few tears.  We are a family; let’s celebrate our final family "Reunion".


Polar Ice House Grapevine Announces Closing

To the Polar Ice House Community:

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of our recent decision to close the Polar Ice House in Grapevine effective September 6, 2014.   

As some of you are aware, we filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the Dallas Stars and others, asserting claims arising under Texas anti-trust and unfair competition statutes.  That lawsuit is going forward, and we remain confident that justice will ultimately be served.  Unfortunately, however, the harm we were trying to protect ourselves and our customers from by filing the lawsuit has already been done.  Given the economic damages we have suffered to date, we have been left with no choice but to shut down our rink.  

I am saddened both personally and professionally by this situation.  I am going to miss my friends and extended family in the Polar Ice House community.  Most importantly, I feel badly for the young kids who will no longer be able to pursue figure skating and hockey in the rink they grew up in.  Despite the hardship that it will cause many to move away from their home facility, I hope that all of these children will continue to pursue their passion for ice sports.  I am terribly upset at the thought that many may have to quit the sport that they have grown to love as a result of having their rink taken away from them by the actions of third parties.

The Dallas Stars initially entered the ice rink facilities business with the stated purpose of helping expand hockey and skating in the Metroplex area and creating players who would become future fans of their professional team.  However, they seem to have lost sight of their initial vision, and we believe that they are now using their market position in a way that is unfair and harmful to youth hockey in North Texas.  We feel the environment the Dallas Stars have created has led to fewer youth hockey organizations, the closing and/or scaling back of operations of independent, competitive facilities, and a significant decline in registered youth hockey players in the state of Texas.  

Regardless, I want to thank you all for providing me the opportunity to serve as your General Manager for the past 5 years. We are proud of all that we accomplished together in Grapevine during that time, including building one of the largest learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey programs in Texas.  We worked tirelessly to market our facility to attract neophyte skaters, provide the highest standard of customer service, and teach young children all of the great values and life lessons associated with hockey and figure skating.

 

I will be planning a farewell skating party on Saturday September 6, 2014. Please check back for details.

Thank you all very much for all of your support throughout the years.

Polar Ice House Management

 

 


Public Sessions and Laser Skate

Ice skating is the perfect activity for church groups, schools, day cares, girl/boy scout troops, businesses or any other organizations. We offer discounts for groups of 15 or more skaters. These special group rates are available during any of our daytime or evening public sessions. Please call ahead to set up your group booking.

Birthday Parties

Click Here for more information on booking your next Birthday Party! To book a party please call 972-874-1930 and speak to one of our staff.

Learn to Skate

Beginner skaters have no need to worry. Polar Ice House has skating coaches on staff to help with lessons, games, or even general instruction. Book one of the coaches for your group and have the time of your lives! Please call ahead for rates and availability.

Private Ice Rental

Private ice rental is a great way to turn any celebration into something unique and unforgettable. The entire sheet of ice is reserved for your group only, which allows a more personal experience for all guests.You can use your time to skate with your friends to your choice of music, play broomball, or organize your own hockey game. Please contact Kathi Singleton for ice availability and rates.