Madison resident and aspiring Sturgeon Bay business owner Casey Stankewicz hopes he and others are able to generate enough support locally to build Door County’s first indoor ice arena. The unpredictable weather in Door County the last few winters has generated limited ice time at outdoor rinks located in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay. The closest rinks for hockey, figure skating, and curling are close to an hour away in Green Bay where ice time is competitively scarce. Stankewicz recently went to a Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation Committee meeting and is also talking to county residents like retired hockey coach Joe Baldarotta to “get the puck sliding” in the right direction. He believes an indoor ice arena would be a tremendous asset to the community.
Stankewicz hopes to pick up the pieces from past efforts to help create the ice arena and operate it as a non-profit.