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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