The City of Alamosa to receive Starburst Award

The Alamosa Multi-Use facility and Ice Rink at 2222 OId Sanford Road in Alamosa. The City of Alamosa will accept the Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery Nov. 17. (Courtesy photo)

DENVER – The City of Alamosa will receive a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to construct the Alamosa Multi-Use Facility and Ice Rink that serves a huge portion of the region.

The new pavilion was made possible thanks to a $350,000 Lottery-funded grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).

The award will be presented to Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman during the first intermission of the 1 p.m. San Luis Valley

Youth Hockey Association game on Nov. 17 taking place at the new rink.

“There is no doubt this project has positively impacted the San Luis Valley and increased our quality of life through an

affordable recreation amenity that is drawing youth and adults from an entire region,” said Andy Rice, City of Alamosa parks

recreation and library director.

At the center of the multi-use facility is a 200-foot by 85-foot sized ice rink that is open during the late fall to spring months.

Nearly 80 kids participate in the city’s youth hockey program and the venue sees up to 200 ice skaters during the weekend.

The ice rink is the only refrigerated venue in the San Luis Valley. The facility also includes full locker rooms and event

space, opening opportunities to host concerts, tournaments and other large events.

The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in outdoor recreation and

conservation that enhance a community’s environment.


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