Semi-Pro Hockey Comes to Ice Arena

Hockey fans can find temporarily relief from the NHL lockout this weekend as the Cape Cod Bluefins visit the Martha’s Vineyard Arena to host the Danville Dashers on Saturday night, Nov. 24. The puck drops at 6 p.m.

The Bluefins, who play in the single-A Federal Hockey League, last played at the arena in February. Vineyard varsity boys’ hockey assistant coach Max Sherman and JV coach Mick Vukota suited up for the team on one-game contracts in the Bluefins’ close 4-3 loss to the Danbury Whalers.

Arena Begins Fundraising for Makeover

In the mid 1970s, shortly after the all-volunteer crew had begun work on the exterior walls encircling the patch of ice that would become the Martha’s Vineyard Arena, a gale swept through the Island and knocked down nearly all the cement blocks, destroying the steady progress.

A call went out. More volunteers rallied to the cause. The walls were restored and work continued.

Island Ice Arena Receives $350,000 Gift

The Martha's Vineyard Arena got a huge boost this week for its plans to improve the facility. On Wednesday, the arena received a $350,000 donation from a charitable foundation in New Hampshire.

Island Ice Arena Fights Financial Crisis; Seeks Help to Secure Future of Facility

Island Ice Arena Fights Financial Crisis; Seeks Help to Secure Future of Facility

By Mark Alan Lovewell

The Martha's Vineyard Arena is hurting. The arena is a bustling recreational center, drawing hundreds of skaters daily throughout the winter. Kurt Mundt, manager of the ice arena, said this week there is a misperception that the arena is thriving financially when it is not.

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