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August 27, 2009

Ducks plan to re-open ice rink in Westminster

ANAHEIM – On a day when temperatures climbed into the 100s in many parts of Southern California, hockey players got some relief in the form of news that the Anaheim Ducks plan to re-open the former Westminster Ice Palace.

The  Ducks formally announced Thursday that they have added Westminster ICE to THE RINKS development program, joining locations in Anaheim (THE RINKS - Anaheim ICE), Corona (THE RINKS - Corona Inline) and Huntington Beach (THE RINKS - Huntington Beach Inline). With Westminster ICE, the Ducks own four local skating facilities, consisting of two ice rinks and two inline facilities.

The Westminster facility has been closed since last fall. The rink has housed programs including the Westminster/California Wave and LA Hockey Club over the years.  

The Westminster facility is the program’s second ice rink and will open this fall. In preparation for the upcoming opening, both Anaheim ICE and Westminster ICE are registering youth and adult players for its hockey programs. In addition, figure skating, a learn-to-skate program and broomball will be offered at Westminster ICE. For hockey registration information, visit

“This is the next step in bringing THE RINKS program to all parts of Orange County and beyond,” said Ducks Vice President of Finance Doug Heller, who oversees THE RINKS. “We have seen tremendous growth since the program’s inception in February and we are very excited to bring Westminster ICE into THE RINKS family.”

THE RINKS - Westminster ICE is located just off the 22 and 405 freeways in Westminster.

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