It's More Than an Ice Rink


Give Big Gallatin Valley is a 24 hour online and live giving event.  If you have never donated before or are a long time supporter, we hope you will join us on Thursday May 4th and Friday May 5th. 

We will have lots of fun events going on so mark your calendars 

  • May 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Play It Again Sports
    Join us at Play It Again sports to kick off Give Big with a party!  Come shoot hockey pucks at a pinata, have a hot dog, get entered for prizes, and give big!  Everyone who comes to Play It Again to donate to Gallatin Ice Foundation will be given a store discount that evening.  All ages and abilities welcome!
  • May 4th and 5th
  • The Garage
    Join us at The Garage for some specials AND your food and drink purchase will help Gallatin Ice Foundation!  Put your receipt in the bucket before you leave and The Garage will donate 20% of your purchase to the Gallatin Ice Foundation.  
  • May 4th and 5th
  • Over The Tapas
    Enjoy some delicious food and drinks at Over The Tapas and your food and drink purchase will help the Gallatin Ice Foundation!  Over the tapas will be donating 10% of their sales on both Thursday AND Friday evening to the Gallatin Ice Foundation.  Tell your friends!
  • May 4th and 5th
  • Online
    Too busy to make it out?  You can give online from the comfort of your home or office on May 4th at 6:00pm to May 5th at 6:00pm.

Thank you to Play It Again Sports, The Garage, and Over the Tapas for your generous support and providing opportunities to bring the community together!

IT'S MORE THAN AN ICE RINK!  Like Gallatin Ice Foundation on Facebook to see all the user profiles highlighted this month.

I look forward to seeing you on May 4th and 5th!

Anna Greenberg
Gallatin Ice Foundation
(406) 589-7157


Give Big Gallatin Valley

It's that time of year when the weather is warming up and the ice season is coming to an end.  The take down of Ressler Motors Ice rink has begun.  It has been a fun season on two sheets of ice - Thanks to everyone who made two sheets of ice possible this year!   


Gallatin Ice Foundation is excited to be participating in Give Big Gallatin Valley and we would love your support! This online and live giving celebration is May 4th at 6:00pmto May 5th at 6:00pm. 

Join us! Our friends at The Garage and Play It Again Sports will be providing an opportunity to donate to Gallatin Ice Foundation as well as providing some special deals or activities on May 4th and 5th.

If you (and your kids) would like to help out with Give Big Gallatin Valley at one of our donor lounges, rollerblading down main street with balloons, or other "jobs", please send me an email - We would love to have you!

We will be raffling off awesome prizes to our donors during Give Big Gallatin Valley including:
A round of golf for 4 at Moonlight Basin
A dinner for 20 from Bar 3 BBQ
Bobcat tickets and gear
And more

Like Gallatin Ice Foundation on Facebook and share our posts over the next three weeks to increase your chances of winning some great prizes while helping Gallatin Ice Foundation raise awareness and raise money.


Thank you all for your continued support.

Anna Greenberg
Gallatin Ice Foundation
(406) 589-7157


Gloves Off Gala Recap and Upcoming Events

The ice community has done it again!  Thank you to all of the sponsors and guests, volunteers, local businesses, and event staff who made the 2017 Gloves Off Gala so much fun and helped us to raise over $210,000 for the 'Raise the Ice Barn' Campaign!  We are humbled and inspired by the generous support.

On Saturday March 25th we had the privilege of premiering the 2017 Raise the Ice Barn video by Step 1 Films.  The talented crew captured the progress during the 5-month build and helped us tell the story of our local ice community.  As we said in the video, while we have hit a huge milestone this year in having a second sheet of skatable ice, there is still a lot of work needed to get to year round ice.  We look forward to working with you in the days, weeks, and months ahead to continue working to reach our goal of year round ice in the Gallatin Valley!

Take a moment to watch the 2017 video by Step 1 Films and browse the photos of the Gloves Off Gala by Erin Kaye Photography.

Raise the Ice Barn 2017 Video

Photos of the 2017 Gloves Off Gala

Sunday was the last day of the Ressler Motors Ice Rink for the season.  We will again be celebrating the ice community and raising money for the 'Raise the Ice Barn' Campaign on May 4th and 5th during Give Big Gallatin Valley.  We will have activities, giving lounges, and lots of fun prizes during this 24 hour online and live celebration of giving to Gallatin Valley.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Anna Greenberg
Gallatin Ice Foundation
(406) 589-7157

Silent Auction List

The guests have asked, so here it is... THE SILENT AUCTION LIST!



Family or Children's Portrait Session|  Winslow Studio and Gallery

2001 Bianchi Talladega Road Bike|  Ken and Jenny Younger

One Year Gym Membership|  Fuel Fitness

Bobcat Spirit Basket|  Montana State University

BAHA Newbie Package|  Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association

Framed Acrylic Painting|  Brian Zimmer

Original Wooden Table|  Montana Custom Woodwork

Stand Up Paddle Boards|  Play It Again Sports

A Fresh Coat of Paint|  The Paint Factory

Summertime Parent Survival Kit|  Termites

Automotive Package|  Tom's Alignment, NAPA Auto Parts, Tire World

Private Scenic Flight|  Clark Masen

Print of the Moulton Barn in Jackson, WY|  Brussels, LLC

Irrigation System Winterization|  Bozeman Site Services

Bozeman Staycation|  Joe and Sarah Depew

Siberian Cooler|  Siberian Coolers

Torrey Mitchell Autographed Jersey|  Torrey Mitchell

Sam Lafferty Autographed Jersey|  Sam Lafferty

Dine Your Way Through Bozeman|  Pizza Campania, Dave's Sushi, Tarintinos, Toro, Red Chair, Un-Knotted


Hockey Skate Pillow and Blanket Bundle|  Teags and Ry

2017/2018 Curling Package|  Bozeman Curling Club

Canvas Photo Print|  Annuli Collective

Fire Truck Ride to School|  Bozeman Fire Department

BAHA Warm-Up Package|  Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association

Guided Fly Fishing Trip for Two|  Rite Bobbin, Montana Troutfitters

"Strawberries" Linocut|  Sarah Angst

Kauai Wire Rooster Sculpture antler lamp|  Antler Creek Wildlife Creations

$300 Gift Certificate|  Midwest Welding and Machine, Inc.

Summer AND Winter Montana Getaways|  Dan and Jackie Swanson, Steve and Jodi Reida

Metal American Flag Art|  Barton Fabrication

Get (cross)FIT!  |  Hyalite Crossfit

Wild West Basket|  Regulators

Stainless Steel Bracelet|  Alara Jewelry

Ultimate Frisbee Sumer Package|  Bozeman Ultimate

Residential Solar Panel Installation|  OnSite Energy

Serving Dish|  Mountain Arts Pottery

Sidney Crosby Autographed T-Shirt|  Sidney Crosby


Premier Parking Spot|  Gallatin County Fairgrounds

Learn to Skate|  Bozeman Figure Skating Club

Treat Yourself: Now and Later|  Sugar and Spice and Everything Iced

Fly Fishing Rod|  Angler's West Flyfishing

BAHA Master Package|  Bozeman Amatuer Hockey Association

"The Tease" Linocut|  Sarah Angst

Hockey Stick Day Tote|  Teags and Ry

West Yellowstone Winter Getaway|  Delaware North

Back Country Adventure|  Yellowstone Motorsports, Rosauers, Melissa Schultz

Keller Collection Framed Print|  The Paint Factory

Winter Getaway at Chico Hot Springs|  Chico Hot Springs Resort

New Stick and Gear|  Dan Lakatos, Top Shelf Hockey

Canvas Photo Print|  Peter Ponca Photography

Private Pilates Lessons|  Body in Balance

Explore the Museum|  Sola Cafe and Market, Museum of the Rockies

Haynes Pavilion Banner|  Gallatin Ice Foundation

Ultimate Wine and Olive Oil Basket|  Tanaro River Imports, LLC

Beer for a Year|  Madison River Brewing

Sidney Crosby and Matt Cullen Autographed Hat|  Sidney Crosby and Matt Cullen


Lanny McDonald Autographed Jersey and Stick|  Lanny McDonald, Tamarak Brewing

Hockey Player Weekend Duffle|  Teags and Ry

Framed Hockey Stick Print|  Kelly and Gwen Gorham

Hunting Basket|  Andrew Hurlburt

Greeting Cards|  Sarah Angst

Cooking Class|  Olivelle, Country Bookshelf

Bobcat Bar Stools|  Livingston Home Outfitters

Glider Ride Over the Bridgers|  John Hartley

Downtown Bozeman "Staycation"  |  Over the Tapas

Antler Hat Rack|  Karl Schroeder

Ski Weekend in Big Sky|  Peter and Julie Belschwender

Sweet as Honey Basket|  Bozeman Stingers

Gear Belly Pub Tour|  Gear Belly, MAP Brewing, 406 Brewing

Car Wash Kit|  NAPA Auto Parts

Dinner for 6|  Claudia's Mesa/Somos

Run to the Pub 2018|  Tyler Wilkinson

Guided Trip in Yellowstone|  Dodge Guides

MAP Brewing Gift Card and Gear|  MAP Brewing

$200 Dave's Sushi Gift Card|  Dave's Sushi

Dog Bed and Toys|  West Paw Design

$500 Custom Print or Embroidery|  Armadillo Printwear

Gordie Howe Sign|  Curt Bertsch

$300 Auto Detail and Dinner|  MARS and Dave's Sushi

Live Auction List for Gloves Off Gala 2017

Here it is... the LIVE auction list for the 2017 Gloves Off Gala!


"First Impressions" Bronze Sculpture
This piece is only the third one of its kind to be cast to date. Artist Mitch Billis was inspired by
Bozeman Amateur Hockey youth coach Jimmy Cannata when he first sculpted this piece in 2001. Some of Mitch’s other works can be seen at the Bozeman Public Library, Bogart Park, and Beall Park.
Generously Donated By: Mitch Billis

Southwest Montana Golf Package
Perfect your swing this summer at five of Southwest Montana's premier golf courses. Enjoy a round of golf for 4 people (with carts) to the following courses: Bridger Creek Golf Course, Black Bull, Riverside Country Club, Old Works Golf Club, and Valley View Golf Club.
Presented By: Old Crush
Generously Donated By: Bridger Creek Golf Course, Black Bull, Riverside Country Club,
Old Works Golf Club and Valley View Golf Club.

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 as locally renowned chef Liz Kilby takes over the kitchen to prepare a five-course gourmet meal for you and 9 guests. This is sure to be a memorable night. Food and staffing included.
Generously Donated By: Just A Taste Catering

Escape to Douro Valley, Portugal
You and a guest will enjoy four nights in a Quinta Superior Double Room and daily buffet breakfast at Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal. Six Senses Douro Valley presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley and the Douro River below. A spa, a selection of rooms, suites and villas, restaurants, wine library, swimming pools and organic garden are but a few of the many features offered. Restrictions: Valid May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 (Blackout dates: July 21-Sept 30, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter). Advanced reservations required. Airfare not included.
Presented by: High School Team
Generously Donated By: Six Senses Douro Valley

Bryan Trottier Autographed Jersey
Bryan Trottier won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders, two with the Penguins and one as an
assistant coach with the Avalanche. He holds the NHL record for points in a single period, with four goals and two assists, and is also one of only eight NHL players with multiple five-goal games.
Generously Donated By: Bryan Trottier

Dasher Board at Ressler Motors Ice Rink
For the first time ever, we will be offering dasher board advertising space for Ressler Motors Ice Rink at the Ice Barn.  Guarantee your business is getting brand exposure to more than 85,000 visitors next season at the Ice Barn.

Ultimate Private Party
Treat your friends, family and fellow party lovers to a private event for 50 people at one of
Bozeman's favorite restaurants: 14 North or Midtown Tavern. You and your guests will be given a private room, HUGE appetizer spread, plus beer and wine. It's the perfect package for your next holiday party, networking event or when you're just looking for an excuse to bring everyone together! Restrictions: Two drinks per person. Advanced reservations required.
Generously Donated By: Josh and Justine Palmer and Shawn and Mary Black

Tuk Tuk Excursion
The founders of Gear Belly are at it again... Introducing Bozeman's newest pub bike: the Tuk Tuk Limo.  You and five friends will enjoy a one-of-a-kind Bozeman adventure crafted by HHL's own Chargers and Boilermakers. Your excursion will include a bike captain/sober driver, private 3-hour tour, $150 gift certificate to Feast Raw Bar and Bistro, $100 gift certificate to Blackbird, a round of drinks at Lockhorn Cider House and three (3) 1-night stays at The Lark. Restrictions: Advanced reservations required. Weather dependent.
Presented by: Chargers and Boilermakers.
Generously Donated By: Gear Belly, Feast Raw Bar and Bistro, Blackbird, The Lark and Chargers and Boilermakers team

Yellowstone Club Dream Day Summer Adventure
Experience the majestic beauty and unparalleled natural amenities of the Yellowstone Club by
creating your very own dream day of adventure through YC’s world-class Outdoor Pursuits
program. Participate in three activities of your choice from: Mountain Bike Coaching/Tour; 3D
Archery; UTV Tour; Challenge Course; Guided Hiking; Trap & Skeet Shooting; and Guided Fly Fishing.  Package for four includes all guest and activity fees and lunch at the famous Warren Miller Lodge.
Restrictions: Yellowstone Club’s 2017 summer season is from June 16 to September 24 (blackout dates: 7/12/17 - 8/14/17).
Generously donated by: Yellowstone Club

Your Sin City NHL adventure awaits! Organized by the brothers and sister of the Phatties, Glue
Phactory and Phat Pharm, this package includes two (2) tickets to any Vegas Golden Knights
inaugural season (2017/2018) game, $400 Allegiant Air vouchers and $400 hotel vouchers. Grab a friend and head West for a weekend of hockey and secret fun. Because after all... what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Restrictions: Valid for Thursday, Friday or Saturday game only (not including opening night). Four weeks advanced notice required.
Presented and Generously Donated By: Phatties, Glue Phactory and Phat Pharm.

We are Looking forward to hosting everyone Saturday!


Anna Greenberg
Gallatin Ice Foundation
(406) 589-7157



Gloves Off Gala is This Week!

There is so much that gets done in our ice community because we have amazing combination of sponsors, donors, and volunteers who step up and make it happen.  Earlier this month we put out a call for volunteers for the Gloves Off Gala and we are humbled that so many people reached out.  A special thanks to Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association, Leadership Bozeman, and the Bozeman Curling Club for sending volunteers our way.

The next Week will be dedicated to putting the finishing touches on what is sure to be the GIF's best Gloves Off Gala yet. If you have questions or want to volunteer, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'll also be working from the little log cabin in front of Haynes Pavilion all week, so stop in and say hi!

Thank you all for your continued support.

Anna Greenberg
Gallatin Ice Foundation
(406) 589-7157

Greetings from the Executive Director

We are now only 24 days away from the Gloves Off Gala! After more than 7 months of planning, it's always amazing to me how fast these last few weeks go. We've put together a really fun evening - with live entertainment, killer auction items and some out-of-this-world food. Check out some of the vendors we are going to be working with below!

Not attending the Gala, but still wan to help? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day on Saturday, March 25. Click the photo to the right or contact Layne Fisher at to learn more.

Finally, today will be my last day in the office for a few months as my husband and I anxiously await the arrival of our daughter! The GIF will be in the very capable hands of Anna  and our Board of Directors, so please don't hesitate to connect with them in my absence. And if there's anything I can help with today, please let me know!

Chelsea Williams
Executive Director
(406) 579-5763


Spotlight: Gloves Off Gala Vendors


We don't want to share too many Gloves Off Gala secrets, but do want to highlight a few of the vendors we are looking forward to working with on March 25!



Construction Update, Office Hours, and Gloves Off Gala Sponsors

It's hard to believe that we are already into our 4th full week of ice at Ressler Motors Ice Rink. We hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the expanded ice capacity and recreational opportunities it has offered our community. If you haven't, be sure to check out the schedule for daily public skate times!

Construction Update
You may have noticed that construction work has been ongoing inside the Ice Barn since our Grand Opening. Today I'm happy to report that Martel Construction will be wrapping up their work on Phase IIB within the next two weeks. And by the time they are cleared out, there will be two more temporary locker rooms and two bathrooms in the Ice Barn... Just in time for the remaining youth and adult hockey tournaments and 2nd annual Bozspiel!


Finally, the 7th annual Gloves Off Gala is only 44 days away and the GIF staff and planning volunteers are hard at work putting the final touches on what is sure to be the biggest and best Gala yet. A limited number of tickets are still available; Don't forget to reserve your spot before we sell out! Anna has set office hours as we lead up to the Gala, so if you need to drop off an auction donation or just want to meet our newest team member, visit her in the GIF cabin:

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop us a line!

Chelsea Williams
Executive Director
(406) 579-5763