Mystique Ice Center

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Mystique Community Ice Center
Full nameMystique Community Ice Center
LocationDubuque, Iowa
Coordinates42°30′47″N 90°38′56″W / 42.513°N 90.649°W / 42.513; -90.649
OwnerCity of Dubuque
OperatorDubuque Community Ice and Recreation Center, Inc (DICE)
Capacity3,079[1]
SurfaceIce
Construction
Broke groundNovember 2, 2009[2]
OpenedSeptember 18, 2010
Construction cost$7.1 million
($8.16 million in 2018 dollars[3])
ArchitectLarrison & Associates[4]
Tenants
Dubuque Youth Hockey

Dubuque Devils HS Hockey (MWHSHL)
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Hockey (ACHA)

Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

The Mystique Community Ice Center (MCIC) is a 3,079-seat ice arena in Dubuque, Iowa that opened to the public on September 18, 2010. It was funded through a combination of private (mostly) and public funds, led by Dubuque Community Ice and Recreation Center, Inc. (DICE). It is open year round (except a few holidays) and has a 200'x85' NHL-size sheet of ice. It features 7 locker rooms (1 dedicated to the junior team, 6 others of various sizes for youth and adult hockey).

It is a top-loading facility with additional amenities including concessions on both the concourse and ground levels, luxury boxes on one side, three press boxes on the other, 8 restrooms, a lounge with full bar, conference room and lower level meeting room. Skates are available for rental for public skate sessions, there is a skate sharpener on site, and small skating accessories concession. Parking is available next to the building (125 spaces) and another 1500 spaces are across the street near the baseball fields. Additional parking is available at the Q Casino.

The facility can accommodate a second sheet of ice if desired later, as both refrigeration and dehumidification are sized for additional capacity. As of summer 2017 it was retro-fitted with LED-lighting over the ice and stands.

The arena is home to the 5-time Clark Cup Champion Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. Owned by the City of Dubuque and operated by the non-profit Dubuque Community Ice and Recreation Center, Inc. (DICE) developers and managers, the facility is Dubuque's first dedicated ice arena. The center plays host to youth and adult hockey, public skate, figure skating, and other ice activities. It is home to Dubuque Youth Hockey, the Dubuque Devils (High School Hockey), Dubuque She-Devils, Mystique Maulers and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Hockey Team (ACHA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mystique Community Ice Center". Dubuque Fighting Saints. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Grey, Jamie (November 2, 2009). "Groundbreaking Held for Dubuque's Mystique Ice Arena". KWWL. Waterloo. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mystique". Larrison & Associates. Retrieved October 23, 2013.

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