We continue to make progress on Step 1 of the Ice Barn construction. Eight truckloads of steel arrived on Oct. 22 and crews worked through the weekend to get the roof panels bolted together. Next week, two cranes will move in to lift and connect the panels 50-ft above the ground. It should be quite the site!
The Gallatin Ice Foundation (GIF) would like to invite skaters, friends, family and other supporters to leave your mark on the new facility, by signing the last piece of structural steel before the building is topped off. Markers will be located in the GIF’s log cabin – just east of the Haynes Pavilion entrance. Consider stopping by at one the following times:
- Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4-6pm
- Friday, Oct. 31, from 3-5pm
- Saturday, Nov. 1, from Noon-2pm
Other exciting things happening in the next month:
From Nov. 16-30, the Leaf and Bean will be donating 10% of their specialty drink sales to the GIF. Specialty drinks will be announced soon! Please consider supporting the GIF and the Leaf and Bean by purchasing a drink (or two…or three) throughout the last part of November.
On Nov. 20, the GIF will be partnering with Eagle Mount to host a sled hockey clinic at Haynes Pavilion. Thanks to the generosity of Eagle Mount Great Falls, 19 people (of all ages/abilities) will have an opportunity to be outfitted with sleds and equipment and try their skills on ice.
Also, on Tuesday, Dec. 2, the GIF will be participating in #GivingTuesday. Coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday encourages people to take a collaborative action to improve their local communities by giving back to the non-profits and causes they support.
For more information on any of these activities, follow us on Facebook or contact me at email@example.com or 406-579-5763.