Owners of the Youngstown Phantoms are on board with a plan that may help to keep the Boardman Ice Zone open.
The campaign to save the Ice Zone kicked off last week, and today, the first “For Sale” sign showed up outside the rink.
Ice Zone General Manager Skip Mackall said it’s strictly a financial decision to shut down the facility.
The BJ Alan Company has agreed to re-invest money from Youngstown Phantom season ticket sales back into the Ice Zone. Season ticket and sponsorship sales are already underway on the Ice Zone Facebook page and at the rink.
“Getting interest in hockey is going to help all of us. Right now, they’re on a winning streak,” said Mackall. “They’re going to be in the playoffs, great coaching team, Anthony, Brad and Rob, they’re great hockey coaches, and we think it will do good for both of us.”
The Ice Zone will shut down May 15 unless the campaign can reach its goal to sell 1,000 season tickets or that amount in tickets and sponsorships.