Just in time for the Holidays! Commemorative Plaques and Arena Seat Labels

Gallatin Ice Foundation is offering Commemorative Wall Plaques and Arena Seating Plates just in time for the 2018 Holiday Season! Memorialize a friend or family member forever at the Ice Barn while supporting your favorite ice rink!

”First Fifty” Arena Seat Labels: -- $400

The “First Fifty” metal seat plates will be the first labels applied once the Ice Barn Arena is assembled. These are a limited edition label and will be slightly larger with more detail then subsequent labels. It will also record what number your plate is 1 of 50, 2 of 50, etc. and the date. These seat labels will be applied to the most prominent and visible seating available in the new arena once completed. To be clear, there is no current timeline for the arena seating completion date, however, these “First Fifty” will be displayed in the Ressler Motors Ice Rink breezeway near the relocated Founder’s Plaque until the arena is complete and then moved to the “First Fifty” seating area for permanent application. The “First Fifty” are community members who believe in the vision of a finished 1500 spectator arena at the Ice Barn.

There are three options available (no business names or advertising):

Family or Personal Recognition, Player or Skater Recognition, or Memorial Recognition

Commemorative Wall Plaques: -- $200

These 4” X 6” metal plates will be posted just inside the Ressler Motors Ice Rink on the new “Community Wall” temporarily until they are moved to the new central entry once constructed. There are three options available (no business names or advertising):

Family or Personal Recognition, Player or Skater Recognition, or Memorial Recognition

Contact Jeff Moore at 406-223-5885 or jeff@gallatinicefoundation.org for details.

Meet Jeff Moore

Gallatin Ice Foundation is happy to announce the hiring of our new Philanthropy Director, Jeff Moore. His efforts will concentrate on strengthening the ice community and realizing our goal of year-round ice. 

Philanthropy Director - Jeff Moore

Jeff is originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to Bozeman in 1998. He was the second employee at Right Now Technologies and has worked both domestic and abroad with non-profits concerned with community and economic development. Jeff worked for Montana State University Extension as a project manager for 7 years and most recently as a salesman for a local software startup. He is excited to see the Ice Barn project through to final form. Jeff was Emcee for the 2016 Gloves off Gala with Brian Trottier and acted again as Emcee for the 2018 Gala.  He loves playing hockey and is a devoted rink volunteer and mascot.

Please take a moment to learn more about Jeff and feel free to contact him here.

GOG18 Silent Auction


Bob Mielnik

Country Bookshelf, Motion Athletics

Strike Farms, Fuel Fitness

Alara Jewlery


Riverside Country Club

Silverspace (Mary and Dieter Switzer)

Sidewinders, Blackbird and Dave's

Sarah Angst

BAHA and HHL Clowns

Sound Pro

Nicole Altese, Wild Rye

Iron Maiden Welding

Joceylne Lamoureux-Davidson                        

Annuli Collective


Winslow Studio

Natalie Ressler

Gallatin Ice Foundation

Quin and Chelsea Williams

Yellowstone Bank, Poor Richards, Copper

Gallatin Ice Foundation, Country Bookshelf

Bar Method Bozeman

Delaware North

Montana Custom Wordwork

Spire, Montana White Water, Bridger Creek Golf Course, Dave's Sushi

Elk Creek Ranch

Big Sky Resort

BAHA, Play It Again Sports

BAHA, Play It Again Sports

BAHA, EDGEucation, Top Shelf Hockey

Evergreen, Milk Thistle Skincare and Massage

Revolvr, Brick Bound and Sellsword Barber Co.

The Pitt Training Facility

Bozeman Fire Department

HHL Puck Ups

Bar 3 Bar-B-Q

Lanny McDonald

                                                             Universal Athletics, Kenyon Noble Belgrade

Seven Sushi

Robin and Triel Culver, Sidewinders

The Paint Factory

Sarah Angst


Oboz Footwear

HHL Hockness Monsters


Buffalo Wild Wings, Carters Boots and Midwest Welding & Machine

Altitude Gallery, Stix, Stuffed, Red Chair

The Bowl, Tarantino's Pizzeria

HHL Regulators

Endeavor Ballooning, Joe and Sarah Depew

Bozeman Brewing, Wild Rye Whiskey, East Main Liquor and HHL Boilermakers

Kenyon Noble Belgrade, The Clowns, Yellowstone Motorsports

Justin Graff

Gallatin Valley Martial Arts

Big Sky Bravery

Gallatin Elite Soccer Camp

Damsel Fly Fishing and HHL Old Crush

Elevated Hockey

Svalinn, West Paw

Chanelle and Brian Zimmer

Chanelle and Brian Zimmer


BAHA Termites

Scott and Windy Johnson

Kenyon Noble Belgrade, Russ and Lisa Tuckerman

Livingston Home Outfitters

BAHA Termites and Mites, ACE Hardware and Bozeman Hot Springs

Sam Lafferty

Sam Lafferty

Gallatin Recreation

Sugar and Spice and Everything Iced

Bozeman Curling Club

Body in Balance and Hyalite Crossfit

Antler Creek Wildlife Creations

Mystery Ranch

Ashley Weisel, Toro

Sassy Sisters

BAHA High School Team


Bryan Trottier Autographed Jersey

Kid's Busy Basket

Fuel Your Body

Stainless Steel Necklace

Cocktail Basket

Riverside Golf for Four

1 Day or Night in Refurbished Airstream

Dinner Around Bozeman

"Farm House" Original Hand Painted Linocut

BAHA Golf Tournament Registration

Viper Remote Car Starter with Installation

X's and O's of Hockey

Montana Metal Art

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson Autographed Stick

Central Montana Pronghorns Metal Print


Family or Children's Portrait Session

Eylash Extensions

Ice Barn Banner Advertising

Pasta Lovers Basket

On the Rocks and Rolled

Teags and Ry Slumber Party

Get to the Bar

West Yellowstone Winter Getaway

Barnwood Coat Rack

Adventure Dates

                                                                   Horse and Wilderness Camp Registration

Big Sky Golf Getaway for Two

BAHA Greenhorn Package

BAHA HHL Package

BAHA Mountain League Package

BozeWOMAN Crate

                                                                        BozeMAN Crate

                                                                        Get Fit at The Pitt

Fire Truck Ride

Weekend in Paradise

BBQ and Beer

Private Tour and Lunch with Lanny McDonald

MSU Tailgate Basket

Seven Sushi Basket

Imagine Dragons Tickets

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Greeting Cards

HHL Team Logo Package

Oboz Basket

Babies and Bottles


Ulitmate Father's Day Basket

                                                                   Mother's Day Basket

Pizza and Bowling

Regulator Basket

Up, Up and Away

Boilermaker Basket

                                                                      Working Man Basket

                                                                  Guided Fly Fishing Trip for Two


Reclaimed Wood Sign

Elite Soccer Camp Registration

Casting Lesson and Snood

Elevate Your Game

Man's Best Friend Basket

"Mighty Mites" Acrylic Painting

"Mighty Mites" Canvas Print


Hockey Adirondak and Gear Bag

Broadwater Soak

Yeti Tundra

                                                                    Reclaimed Coffee Table

Barrel of Beer

                                                                    Sam Lafferty Autographed Penguins Jersey

Sam Lafferty Autographed Brown Jersey

HJC FG-X Helmet

Dessert for Now and Later

2018/2019 Curling Package

Fit and Balanced

Wire Pheasant Sculpture

Mystery Ranch Backpack

New Ink

Vintage Hockey Sign

Downtown Bozeman Weekender Basket

**List complete as of March 30.

GOG18 Live Auction Items and Descriptions

Vintage CG Bonehill Shotgun: This light weight, long gun is well-balanced and field ready. Details: 2 1/2" chamber 30" chocked Sk1/Improved Modified. Straight stocked, splintered fore-end, 14 1/4" length of pull, featuring highly figured wood, checkered side panels, drop points and original horn butt plate. Scalloped, double triggered action with Greener style cross bolt. Includes period canvas case with maker's label. Donated by: Paul and Barbee Franzen

Gourmet Dinner for 10: Imagine an intimate dinner party where you don't have to leave the comfort of your own home, or do the cooking! Sit back and relax while locally renowned chef Liz Kilby takes over your kitchen to prepare a five-course gourmet meal for you and 9 guests. This is sure to be a memorable night. Food, staffing and clean-up included. Donated by: Liz Kilby, Just A Taste Catering

Patrick Kane Autographed Jersey: Patrick Kane was the first overall pick by the Blackhawks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has won three Stanley Cups as a member of the Blackhawks, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the 2013 playoffs. Kane won the Hart Memorial Trophy as MVP and Art Ross Trophy as scoring champing in the 2015-2016. In 2017, he was named one of 100 Greatest NHL Players. Donated by: Patrick Kane

Golf Southwest Montana: Perfect your swing this summer at four of Southwest Montana's premier golf courses. Enjoy a round of golf for 4 people (with carts) to the following courses: Spanish Peak Golf Club, Riverside Country Club, Old Works Golf Club and Valley View Golf Club. Presented by: Old Crush Donated by: Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Riverside, Old Works and Frank and Katie Harriman.

Shuffleboard: This rustic style shuffleboard table will warm up your man cave, playroom or bar. Hand-crafted in Minnesota, the playing surface boasts ambrosia maple with a black walnut inlay that is encased by distressed ash. The 9 ft. table is heavy duty with six layers of polyurethane and is built to last for generations. A true work of art! Handcrafted by: An "Old Guy" 

Weeklong Stay in Big Sky Luxury Condo: Located in the Mountain Village at Big Sky Resort, this luxurious, ski-in/ski-out townhouse with sunny, picturesque views provides a beautiful setting for your mountain vacation. Situated within walking distance of the mountain's base area, you will enjoy easy access to alpine adventure and village amenities.  This spacious split-level lodge includes: 3 beds/2.5 baths, beautiful furnishings and a cozy wood-burning fireplace and outdoor hot tub. Reservations based on availability thru BSVR. Christmas, New Years and Presidents Weeks blacked out. Presented by: Flying Zambonis Donated by: Doug and JoDean Bing

Yellowstone Club Adventure Day: Experience the majestic beauty and unparalleled natural amenities of the Yellowstone Club by creating your very own day of adventure through YC's world-class Outdoor Pursuits Program. Participate in three activities of your choice, from mountain biking; 3D archery; UTV tour; challenge course; guided hiking; trap and skeet shooting; and guided fly fishing. Package includes all guest and activity fees for four people, and lunch at the famous Warren Miller Lodge. Restrictions: Some blackout dates may apply. Must be used Summer 2018. Donated by: Dan Lakatos

Hockey in the 'Mile High' City: Your ‘Mile High’ City adventure awaits! This package includes: two tickets to a Colorado Avalanche game of your choice during the 2018/19 season, $700 airline vouchers, and one-night hotel accommodations. Also included is an autographed Nathan MacKinnon game-day stick, which was generously donated by one of the GIF’s youngest {mite-sized} donors. Presented By: Phatties, Phat Pharm and Glue Phactory. Donated By: Phranchise Players, Brian Zivicky – J.P. Morgan Private Banking and Lincoln Angst

Construction Committee Update


Last month we reported that our Construction Committee had been meeting with industry experts to optimize the insulation and mechanical packages to achieve four-seasons of ice in the Ice Barn. On Tuesday, the team was able to get together to define the scope of our next construction phase and put the numbers together. And after getting all of the information on the table, they are projecting 51.3% cost savings (from our original estimates) for Phase III. Long story short, the estimated budget for Phase III was reduced by half without sacrificing quality. We expect to share more details with you very soon, as we are still digesting this information - but wanted to share the good news as soon as we had it.

Kudos to the construction committee, including Dennis Steinhauer, Tim Stefan, Mike Wilkinson, Rob Pertzborn and the various sub contractors, for sharing their time and expertise!

Figure Skating: If You Love It, Keep Trying!

Last weekend, the Bozeman Figure Skating Club hosted their first competition in more than 10 yeras! So naturally, we sent photographer Kelly Gorham to Ressler Motors Ice Rink to capture the momentous occasion. Check t out!

Meet GIF's New Intern: Christiana Dudik

We are pleased to announce that Christiana Dudik will be serving as our intern for the Spring semester. Christiana is already a familiar face on the ice, coaching figure skaters and hockey players alike, and will be a welcomed addition in the office. Learn more about her below!

We are pleased to announce that Christiana Dudik will be serving as our intern for the Spring semester. Christiana is already a familiar face on the ice, coaching figure skaters and hockey players alike, and will be a welcomed addition in the office. Learn more about her below!

What's your day job?

I am a business management student at Montana State University, a sales representative at Revolvr Menswear, and by really early morning and later afternoons: a rink rat. 

Rink Rat? Please explain!

I'm involved with Bozeman Figure Skating Club teaching Learn to Skate, club classes, and private lessons; then with BAHA, teaching Power Skating clinics, working with the Bobcats hockey team, also teaching power skating lessons for teams and individuals.

Why did you get involved with the GIF? 

I got involved with GIF, because I saw an incredible foundation with honest and pure intentions to support the ice rink. Running an ice rink without an external support system is just about impossible. The Bozeman area has such a lively community, and you can definitely feel that every time you walk into the rink. The Gallatin Ice Foundation is so special, and the amount of potential this organization has to change the face of ice sports here is incredible. This project is so important because so many of us share the love for the ice - no matter what blade you have underfoot, we are all a big family that share a common love.  

Contact Christiana at intern@gallatinicefoundation.org.