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    Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday that the vacant Kingsbridge Armory in The Bronx will be turned into a 9-rink ice skating complex that will be known as the Kingsbridge National Ice Center. Rumors are that the NY Islanders will use it as their practice facility when they move to Brooklyn. This is a massive 750,000 square foot building located just south of the Lehman College campus and about a 1/2 west of Fordham University.

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    Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

    Naturally, one assumes that the most likely New York school to add hockey (if it were to ever somehow happen) would be the Ivy League school. However, according to google maps, Kingsbridge Armory is about 6.9 miles from the Columbia campus. If I know New Yorkers like I think I do, that means that it might as well be in Delaware.

    And, for the record, the only other Ivy without a program (Penn) has a rink and they dropped their program years ago. I don't know if the rink is a dump, but from what I've read it even has a seating capacity larger than some other Ivy rinks.
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      Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

      ..actually Fordham U. is nearby as stated.. pretty logical for them as well.
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        This makes the Bronx boy inside of me so very happy. If they build this, I cannot wait to see it someday. It looks nothing less than amazing.
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          Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

          For college a lot will come down to how many seats one dedicated rink will have... If you get say 4000 seats in one then there is potential. IMO, I'd have to think there would be a market for cheap hockey in that area
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            Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

            ..i read somewhere, they were thinking of about 5000 seats for the main rink.
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              Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

              Originally posted by Patman View Post
              For college a lot will come down to how many seats one dedicated rink will have... If you get say 4000 seats in one then there is potential. IMO, I'd have to think there would be a market for cheap hockey in that area
              The "main" rink will have seating for ~5,000. Plenty big for college hockey.

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                Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                We may be missing the main point here. Within a couple of miles of this proposed rink complex there are several million youngsters who will be given access to ice time and hockey programs. Talent does not depend upon nationality or race or political boundaries. With all respect to upper mid-west elitists, the odds are this new complex will become a gold mine of DI recruits. This and the larger fan base will not harm DI hockey.
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                  Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                  Originally posted by Osorojo View Post
                  ..Within a couple of miles of this proposed rink complex there are several million youngsters who will be given access to ice time and hockey programs. Talent does not depend upon nationality or race or political boundaries. With all respect to upper mid-west elitists, the odds are this new complex will become a gold mine of DI recruits..
                  ..that's a good point.
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                    Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                    Originally posted by northeastern View Post
                    ..actually Fordham U. is nearby as stated.. pretty logical for them as well.
                    I suppose Fordham would be more likely to add hockey than the school that I was mixing them up with (Hofstra). I knew that there was a relatively well known NYC school that was dropping sports, and I got those two mixed up.

                    Still... one would think that the Ivy League school would be more likely to add something if there were easy enough access to a rink.

                    Originally posted by Osorojo View Post
                    We may be missing the main point here. Within a couple of miles of this proposed rink complex there are several million youngsters who will be given access to ice time and hockey programs. Talent does not depend upon nationality or race or political boundaries. With all respect to upper mid-west elitists, the odds are this new complex will become a gold mine of DI recruits. This and the larger fan base will not harm DI hockey.
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                    Fair point. Anything that gets kids playing hockey is good for the sport.
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                      Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                      Originally posted by northeastern View Post
                      ..that's a good point.
                      This is signature worthy.

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                        Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                        Originally posted by Osorojo View Post
                        We may be missing the main point here. Within a couple of miles of this proposed rink complex there are several million youngsters who will be given access to ice time and hockey programs. Talent does not depend upon nationality or race or political boundaries. With all respect to upper mid-west elitists, the odds are this new complex will become a gold mine of DI recruits. This and the larger fan base will not harm DI hockey.
                        "E pur, si muove."
                        kids from westchester, sure. but it won't be many bronx kids, unless there's a lot of money on the table every year for equipment and ice time.
                        the building is mighty impressive, but success will come down to the nuts & bolts of operation... they're gonna have to be creative & clever in running the place.
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                          Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                          Originally posted by blackswampboy View Post
                          kids from westchester, sure. but it won't be many bronx kids, unless there's a lot of money on the table every year for equipment and ice time.
                          the building is mighty impressive, but success will come down to the nuts & bolts of operation... they're gonna have to be creative & clever in running the place.
                          It's also possible that someone who has played in the area is feeling philanthropic. Have you ever heard of "Hasek's Heroes" in Buffalo, which gives lower income families a chance for their kids to play hockey?

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                            Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                            Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
                            It's also possible that someone who has played in the area is feeling philanthropic. Have you ever heard of "Hasek's Heroes" in Buffalo, which gives lower income families a chance for their kids to play hockey?
                            Same thing with the "Ice Hockey in Harlem" program which the Rangers are one of the sponsors. I could see that program expanding into this new venue and growing.

                            http://www.icehockeyinharlem.org/
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                              Re: Spreading Hockey in NYC - 9 Rink Complex Coming To The Bronx

                              Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
                              Naturally, one assumes that the most likely New York school to add hockey (if it were to ever somehow happen) would be the Ivy League school. However, according to google maps, Kingsbridge Armory is about 6.9 miles from the Columbia campus. If I know New Yorkers like I think I do, that means that it might as well be in Delaware.

                              And, for the record, the only other Ivy without a program (Penn) has a rink and they dropped their program years ago. I don't know if the rink is a dump, but from what I've read it even has a seating capacity larger than some other Ivy rinks.
                              Penn dropped their varsity program after the 77-78(?) season. They have an ACHA team now.

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