Groundbreaking Set for Ice Rinks at Eisenhower

Ferraro Brothers Ice Center - dubbed Twin Rinks - will boast an 85,000-sq. ft. facility at Eisenhower Park.

Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted by Jaime Sumersille.

Twins and former New York Ranger hockey players, the Ferraro brothers, are bringing the ice to East Meadow in the form of a state-of-the-art sports and recreation center.

Located in the center of Eisenhower Park, "the Twin Rinks will be an 85,000 square foot world-class facility with two NHL regulation-sized rinks and one outdoor recreational hockey rink that will host skating lessons, youth player development programs, tournaments and hockey teams for all ages and skill levels," according to the New York Post.

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A turf field, basketball court, a handball wall and rollerblading/stroller path are also part of the project, which is to be completed in four stages.

While the center will be located in a county park, when first mentioned in July 2012, Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin said, "the county would spend no money on this project, but enter into a revenue-sharing agreement with the operators to generate additional revenue to help the county hold the line on property taxes."

A groundbreaking is set for later this week.

Chris and Peter Ferraro became the second set of identical twins to play on the same NHL team during the 1995-96 NHL season. The Ferraro brothers grew up in Port Jefferson.
Paul January 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM
When is a park no longer a park ? When it is under the control of Nassau County. It seems they learn their lesson. ANd why should they, the county has access to a wealth of money...coming from your wallet. Just like the Aquatic Center was a win-win for the county (NOT), so will this skating facility. The only way of stopping this madness will be when the park begins stuffed with buildings and can no longer be called a park.


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