On Jan. 12 we opened up the doors and cut the ribbon to Ressler Motors Ice Rink at the Ice Barn. And in less than two weeks, it's already hosted hundreds of youth and adults of all ages and abilities for hockey, figure skating, curling and sled hockey. It's been incredibly humbling to watch so many members of our community get out onto Bozeman's newest sheet of ice for the first, second and third time!

Please know that the Gallatin Ice Foundation share's this incredible success with all of you - our friends, donors, ice clubs and users - for it truly took the effort and support of many to make a second sheet of skate-able ice come to fruition. THANK YOU!

And while we may have hit a huge major milestone in the 'Raise the Ice Barn' campaign, we can't take our foot off the gas peddle yet - there is still more work to be done. Future improvements, which will be funded by ice revenue and continued fundraising, will include insulating the building, permanent locker rooms and seating, a central lobby and concessions and administration offices. Thank you in advance for your continued support to help us reach these goals!

Finally, don't forget to reserve your spot to the GIF's largest fundraising event of the year: the Gloves Off Gala, set for March 25, 2017. Tickets and tables are going fast. A link to more information can be found below.

Chelsea Williams
Executive Director