Hockey Legend, Mark Messier Is New CEO Of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center


Bronxites! Let us know what you think about the upcoming Kingsbridge National Ice Center. Do you think it’s going to be good for Kingsbridge and the Bronx?

Do you have any concerns about how this project will impact your community? Do share!

Via the Associated Press:

NEW YORK — Mark Messier is the new chief executive officer of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx, which when constructed will be the world’s largest ice sports facility.

Messier, a Hockey Hall of Famer and captain of the New York Rangers’ the 1994 Stanley Cup champion, will oversee the center’s development and operation, including its free educational and sports programs for youngsters.

Backed also by Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes, the 750,000 square-foot facility will feature nine year-round indoor rinks, including three Olympic- and six NHL-sized rinks.

The center, expected to open in 2017, will have at least two rinks that will be compatible for sled hockey for people with disabilities. The facility will feature hockey, figure skating, speed skating, synchronized skating, ice dancing and curling.

Messier was a six-time Stanley Cup champion during his 25-year NHL career.

Facebook Comments
Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.