Save The Dome

$4,725 of $1.5M goal

Raised by 53 people in 36 months
Eagle River Recreational Association The Dome  EAGLE RIVER, WI
“The Dome”

Fans of Eagle River and its hockey tradition are affectionate about “The Dome”, and its rich history. The Dome needs your help.  When construction started on the stadium in 1925, this building was thought to live forever. The youth of our communities would always have a place to skate, unwind, compete and learn the love of skating and the game of hockey. 

The Dome is the last one standing of its kind in the world, created by architect, Max Hanisch Sr.  He built three of these Dome’s, and Eagle River is proud to have the only remaining one. As one of the oldest rinks in the country, this historical building needs your help.  Mother Nature and the hands of time have weathered the Dome, and it is in need of major repair.  The Eagle River Recreational Association (ERRA), a non-profit organization, has launched a capital fund raising campaign to renovate and repair the Dome so it can last another 90 years. 

Anyone that has set foot in this place can feel the tradition, sense of wonderment, engineering, and ingenuity that went into the architecture of this magnificent stadium.  The lamella design is like no other and one can stare for hours at the interweaving structure of wood.  You can only imagine the time, manpower, and community spirit that must have poured through the veins of the locals that built it.

Please help and be a part of saving a piece of hockey history. 

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$4,725 of $1.5M goal

Raised by 53 people in 36 months
Created February 5, 2016
Eagle River Recreational Association The Dome
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LD
$25
Linda DuBois
21 days ago

Our children and grandchildren have play at the rink.

$25
Scott Ski
23 months ago
$25
Anonymous
23 months ago
MD
$50
Matthew Drake
25 months ago
$50
Tom Culp
26 months ago

The classic!

AK
$40
Andy Kopas
26 months ago

From Mn. Played here a couple times and by far one of the coolest places I have ever played at!!!!

$200
Kevin Ludwig
26 months ago
$25
Daniel J Rondello
26 months ago

The Northland Pines Eagles really played some awesome hockey there back in the day. I wouldn't have imagined back in the '80s, that Girl's teams would play there too. But equality is a good thing. The place stores a lot of memories. I never played hockey, or even learned to skate for that matter. But I enjoyed the skating programs. And this is the place where NHL player Craig Ludwig would first skate. There is a plaque above a door in memory of Thomas Tuttle, I went to school with his sons and our 4th grade class put up the money for that plaque. I used to help out with cleaning that arena. I never got payed because it 's a non-profit, but I did it in exchange for Hot Chocolate and Donuts. It's a fun place.

$25
Colleen (O'Gorman) Rooney
26 months ago

Great memories here from my High School years! (class of '74)

KL
$300
Ken Liesegang
30 months ago

Recalling fond memories of the years Larry Snedden (sr) played for,the Falcons. Always loved the community owned rink. Never played hockey, but am proud of ER and it's great hockey history. Class of '71

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