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Hockey Organization Wants Seasonal Rink

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bigboyz05    1

The Hockey Organization of Texarkana (HOT) is asking the city council to help them financially by allowing them to possibly use city land for a seasonal ice rink. That sounds like a really good idea since it would offer something new for people to do.

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dimebag1980    17

The Hockey Organization of Texarkana (HOT) is asking the city council to help them financially by allowing them to possibly use city land for a seasonal ice rink. That sounds like a really good idea since it would offer something new for people to do.

Hey, I read this earlier on the Texarkana Gazette's website! I hope this works out... it would be a great asset to the community.

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mcheiss    1

The Hockey Organization of Texarkana (HOT) is asking the city council to help them financially by allowing them to possibly use city land for a seasonal ice rink. That sounds like a really good idea since it would offer something new for people to do.

Bentonville does that every winter up where I live. It's quite nice and adds a lot of pedestrian traffic to downtown. Hopefully you guys get it.

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dimebag1980    17

I know it wouldn't be downtown. It'll probably be somewhere near Spring Lake Park which is our largest park.

That's good and bad. It's good because Spring Lake Park is very large and popular, and would make a great location. It's bad because downtown would make for a nice, historic backdrop.

Either way, it will be a nice asset to the community.

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bigboyz05    1

Where did that minor league hockey team Texarkana had for a while play?

They played at the Four States Fairgrounds. Currently a brand new arena is being built off of I-30.

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dimebag1980    17

They played at the Four States Fairgrounds. Currently a brand new arena is being built off of I-30.

The arena at the fairgrounds is outdated and best-suited for rodeos. Hockey in Texarkana will have a much better chance when the Minton Sportsplex opens.

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bigboyz05    1

The arena at the fairgrounds is outdated and best-suited for rodeos. Hockey in Texarkana will have a much better chance when the Minton Sportsplex opens.

I can't wait for the new Arena/Sportsplex opens. I hear that big name concerts will be playing there when it opens. Also the land surrounding the future Arena, I've heard is being looked at by hotels, restaurants and other businesses. With it being on the bus line that will make it even more available to the public.

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NCB    1

Currently a brand new arena is being built off of I-30.

Wow, this I hadn't heard about, but it sounds like a great project. Where exactly off of I-30 is it being built?

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bigboyz05    1

Wow, this I hadn't heard about, but it sounds like a great project. Where exactly off of I-30 is it being built?

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It will be built on the Arkansas side between the bus station and Jefferson Boulevard.

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Aporkalypse    1

I can't wait for the new Arena/Sportsplex opens. I hear that big name concerts will be playing there when it opens. Also the land surrounding the future Arena, I've heard is being looked at by hotels, restaurants and other businesses. With it being on the bus line that will make it even more available to the public.

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bigboyz05    1

Thanks for all of the info, Darius! I'm looking forward to hearing more about this project, and hopefully seeing it myself when I'm up in Texarkana sometime soon.

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bigboyz05    1

Cool. Have you been to the Summit Arena in Hot Springs? It's actually very nice and it's about that size. They've had some pretty nice concerts and events there. The DII Women's Final Four was even there.

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mcheiss    1

Aporkalypse... I've never been inside that arena in Little Rock but I think I've seen it. Isn't that right there with the convention center/hotel complex?

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