Youth Tournament Packs Janesville Ice Arena, Showing Need for Two-Sheet Facility, Users Say

February 7, 2022

(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

At the Janesville Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon, local youth hockey dad Matt Jacobson stretched out a long sheaf of red raffle tickets at a table along the narrow concourse between the rink and a warming room. The confined space might have been good for Jacobson’s raffle ticket sales, but it also underscored the fact that a tournament of two-dozen youth hockey teams can leave the small, aging ice arena at 821 Beloit Ave. straining at the outer limits of its capacity.