CHUGIAK, AK, October 19, 2017 – Chugiak Soccer Board Member, Barry Schimmack, is pleased to announce that the soccer club has come to agreement with the Harry MacDonald Ice Arena to operate the concession stand during ice skating events beginning Saturday, October 28th.
The club will operate the concessions stand for over 45 high school hockey games and tournaments, youth tournaments, figure skating competitions, Learn to Skate shows, Eagle River Hockey League (ERHL) tournaments, and the annual Classic Car Show.
Reid McDonald, Harry MacDonald Manager, states, “We are excited to provide this fundraising opportunity for a local youth group. Since the Harry Mac turf is the home of the Chugiak Soccer Club, it makes perfect sense for them to operate this concession stand.” Tara Barndt, Committee Chair, adds, “Along with club bonding, it will be a great opportunity for our players and parents to bond as a club as we work together and learn how to handle money, food, and the operations of this small business.”
Board members and parent volunteers are busy creating a business plan to operate the concessions stand for these events and may be open additional days when there are large group meetings or events on the turf side of the facility.
About the McDonald Center
The McDonald Center is home to an Olympic size ice rink, a multi-use turf field, 2-lane walking/jogging track, and 2 community meeting rooms. The facility is owned by the Municipality of Anchorage and is managed by Fire Lake Arena Management, Inc.
About the Chugiak Soccer Club
The Chugiak Soccer Club is nationally recognized as an elite club that competes at the highest levels both in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series and as members of the Alaskan Youth Soccer Association. The club serves the youth of the Eagle River and Chugiak communities.