Asked by KTVZ 845 Votes Do you think Bend needs a second ice rink? 65% Yes, please! Yes, please! 46 35% No, we're good. No, we're good. 2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 65% Yes, please! Add Comment Comment Share with friends Ice time is so hard to come by these days, and figure skating and hockey are getting more popular with the kids out here! We need another option for a full ice rink. Ice time is so hard to come by these days, and figure skating and hockey are getting more popular with the kids out here! We need another option for a full ice rink. Show Less 46 Comments 3 Andrew Skolnick We need an all year ice facility and more ice time for all of the programs to have a sufficient share of available ice Reply Reply 3 Kayla Rotunno There is a huge demand for a year-round indoor rink. Nothing fancy, let the tourists go to the Pavilion. Local hockey players, ice skaters, curlers need a place to call home. Reply Reply 2 Michael Dupras There is more than enough demand for a ENCLOSED year round full sheet, even two; when programs fill instantly, shows there is more than enough demand! Locals/tourists Use it and then some! Reply Reply 2 Darin Clement Bend would benefit with 3 sheets of indoor ice. Two sheets designated for hockey and figure skating, and 1 for curling. Reply Reply 2 SophieRayne Sherwood The Pavilion has become popular with all ages/levels of skaters, which has caused there to be a very limited amount of time each week for all ice sports. A year round rink would be well untilized!! Reply Reply 2 Michael Ford ice rink sports have grown in every rink they've ever started in. A new rink or a full year rink should come to Bend sometime, soon. It'll be full from 5am till 11am 7 days a week b4 you know it. Reply Reply 1 Patrick OBrien No brainer! thousands of people will come to Bend from out of town and spend on hotels, restaurants, local shops ect. This would bring a big boost to the economy. This is quickl becoming a hockey town Reply Reply 1 courtney chambers Open skate goes on from 1:15-3:00 usually because of hockey being all day, I‘m usually never able to go open skate because I’m at school and don’t get out until 3:45. BPRD you need to change this. :( Reply Reply Belinda DeBoard Yes! A majority of the open skate times are during school hours. Makes no sense! 0 Theresa Barton Pick up hockey at the Pavilion fills every session and often fills out in under 60 seconds. A year round rink would provide our community with a whole new world of possibilities for ice sports. Reply Reply 0 Todd Paddack Hockey for adults and kids fills up in a flash. Curling even quicker. There's not enough open skate times. There's not enough pickup times. And never forget the amazing figure skaters!! It's time. Reply Reply 0 Justine Benson Bend outgrew our current ice rink even before it opened! Programs are full before the season starts. Open Skates are maxed out - they run out of rental skates! With all the revenue, please add walls. Reply Reply 0 Julia Kelleher A full-time YEAR ROUND one! The demand has exploded in the last 5 years. We're a winter sport town. What did they expect? Reply Reply 0 Nicholas Guthrie An indoor all season rink is needed to improve the level of hockey that is currently played. It could also lead to having a junior team come to Bend and could be a way to go see decent hockey. Reply Reply 0 Chris Johannsen With the explosive growth in ice sports participation, there is just not enough ice time available to support the community. Adult hockey pickup sessions regularly fill within minutes of opening. Reply Reply 0 Molly Elizabeth Hockey sessions sell out in under a minute - clearly the demand is there and business would be booming! Plus more jobs for BPRD employees! Reply Reply 0 Belinda DeBoard Kids need access to activities that inspire them and safe environments to express themselves. Everyone has their own "thing" and if there isn't enough ice for these kids, they may have nothing else. Reply Reply 0 Frances McCabe We need an indoor rink for an extended hockey/ skating season! Reply Reply 0 Nicholas Sleutel It would be cool but I feel we should put one in Redmond so kids there can get proper ice time because not everyone con go to bend plus Redmond’s is small and Redmond doesnt have much for young people Reply Reply 0 Timothy Kinney With large waitlists for curling/hockey, I think we need a new year-round rink. When an abundance of hockey-playing transplants combine with ever-increasing new local skaters, it more than makes sense Reply Reply Belinda DeBoard It's not just for curling and hockey. The figure skating classes are constantly waitlisted as well. ALL ice sports need more ice time and in the meantime, EVENLY distributed timing. 0 Rusty Merritt The attendance and registration numbers at the Pavillion demonstrate the demand. A 2nd rink could provide opportunities beyond imagination (think Disney on Ice or winter concerts). Reply Reply Belinda DeBoard How cool would it be to host a Disney on Ice?! 0 Dominique Lahaix All year round one. Reply Reply 0 Linda Starr The rink has become very popular and it is difficult to get on the ice for hockey pick-up games. The women's hockey group could also use more ice time. Thanks for the opportunity for input! Reply Reply 0 Nick Rotunno There is not nearly enough ice time for the amount of interest that clearly exists here. Reply Reply 0 Oregon Blue The hockey league has grown to the point there isn't enough ice time for all games, let alone the pick up games. C/D level pick up games fill up in under 1 minute, since they offer at best one a week. Reply Reply 0 Yan Gurevich A second, year round, rink would greatly help hockey grow in Bend! Reply Reply 0 Beth Brinston 7th mountain is only viable for public skate and only for 3-4 months of the year Reply Reply 0 Jesse Felder This is a NEED for Bend not a want. And it should be done in conjunction with a new swimming facility like they do in Canada. The heat generated by keeping the ice cool heats the pool for free! Reply Reply Kayla Rotunno Brilliant!! Let's do it. My husband (hockey) and I (swimmer) will just go ahead and move in haha 0 Luke Gnos Every ice hockey drop in is full! Open up the pavilion for more curling, figure and public skating and have a year round rink for ice hockey. The league has only grown every year since it opened. Reply Reply Beth Brinston We need a year round rink for all sports 0 Mike Tramiel The pavilion is slammed busy all winter to the point they have overcrowded hockey leagues with waitlists. There's no excuse to not have ice hockey in Bend year round except that BPRD built a dumb rink Reply Reply 0 Jeff Baumberger The rink time is extremely difficult to get for the kids and that is the future of hockey in Bend and in Oregon. A true rink is also key so that it can be used most of the year and be cost efficient. Reply Reply 0 Deena Cook This town loves hockey and the number of hockey enthusiasts keep rising. Reply Reply 0 Andrew Wells Coming from a town with a very expansive hockey and skating culture, and multiple rinks (fairbanks alaska) it is clear that the serious interest for ice time in the bend calls for another rink. Reply Reply 0 Matthew Torney Ice sports (hockey, figure skating, curling, etc.) require an ice rink for practice and participation. Whereas most other sports only need an open grassy area. Bend's demand for more ice is apparent! Reply Reply 0 Ann Harbert Evensen There should be a year round ice rink. Reply Reply 0 Dave Michalec Kids program and figure skating has exploded. Curling is very limited. For the adult leagues, there's been a wait list of at least 100 for the last 5 years. And you can't rent the ice. Dave Michalec Reply Reply 0 Michel Waller The rapid growth of ice sports here in Bend means there isn’t enough I’ve time for everyone! Reply Reply 0 Lindsay Wallace Ice time is limited for all users as the demand for programs have increased. We need a second rink that would hopefully be year round. Reply Reply 35% No, we're good. Add Comment Comment Share with friends I think the Pavilion serves the needs of our community right now - just make sure rec skaters know about Seventh Mountain! I think the Pavilion serves the needs of our community right now - just make sure rec skaters know about Seventh Mountain! Show Less 2 Comments 0 Kevin Crabtree How bout fix the crappy roads Reply Reply 0 Erika Laine Weber We already have a second ice-skating rink one at inn at the seventh mountain and we I have one in Redmond as well Reply Reply Beth Brinston Those rinks don't service the needs of the ice sports community. They are find for recreational skating. Dave Michalec That's true, but those rinks do not already incorporate ice hockey, curling, an entire kids program for ice hockey, and cannot accommodate the demand for public skating like the Pavillion does. Todd Paddack Seventh Mountain is beautiful, a wonderful place to skate. But it's not good for any ice sports and it's only open 4 or 5 months a year. Theresa Barton While those rinks are nice for casual ice skating, they do not serve for all the wonderful recreational ice sports that the Pavilion doesn't have enough ice time to truly accommodate.