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Iceoplex
The Plex
Full name Iceoplex at Southpointe
Location 114 Southpointe Boulevard
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Opened May 20, 1995
Renovated 2011
Owner Southpointe Rink Associates[1]
Surface Ice, Turf, Sport Court
Tenants
Pittsburgh Penguins
Southpointe Amateur Hockey Association
W&J Hockey

IceoPlex (also known as the IceoPlex at Southpointe) is a multi-purpose dual arena facility located at exit 48 of Interstate 79[2] in the Pittsburgh business park of Southpointe in Cecil Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. It served as the practice facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins from opening on May 20, 1995 until 2015.[3][4]

The IceoPlex opened in 1995, with Pittsburgh Penguins owner Howard Baldwin as one of the leaders in the project.[5] Upon its opening, American Figure Skating Champion Suzy Semanick worked as a skating instructor and David Hanson was as general manager.[5] In 2000, former Pittsburgh Steelers Robin Cole led a group of investors who attempted to purchase the Iceoplex to turn it into a community center.[6] In 2011, the owners, Southpointe Rink Associates, placed the facility for sale, asking $11 million.[6]

The facility employs about 15 full-time people, with up to fifty during peak season.[6]

The building is also used for many youth/adult and recreational programs such as ice hockey, dek hockey, figure skating, baseball and softball, lacrosse, roller hockey, indoor soccer, volleyball, and basketball as well as a summer activities camp program. There is also a state-of-the-art health club, Bodytech, and a restaurant BLVD Pub & Kitchen on-site.[1]

The building also hosts a successful adult hockey league containing approximately 50 teams during any session playing every night of the week. The CSHL is currently being run under the supervision of Cody Skraitz. The building also hosts a draft league for adults that enables individuals who are 18 and older the opportunity to play hockey at a beginner level, or to find a team if they cannot do so on their own. This league is currently being supervised by Jerry Obiecunas.

In addition to recreational sports, the Iceoplex also has a corporate meeting room, party rooms and has started renting their recreational/dry arena for trade show/ large event use.[7]

The Penguins new purpose-built practice facility, the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, opened in Cranberry Township north of Pittsburgh in August 2015.[4][8]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Belko, Mark. "Iceoplex at Southpointe for sale at $11 million", March 1, 2012. Retrieved on 2010-03-05. 
  2. [1]
  3. Hockey Links. Official IceoPlex Website. Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex Has Grand Opening. NHL.com (August 14, 2015). Retrieved on August 16, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Finder, Chuck. "Shating Champ Semanick Faces New Challenge", June 25, 1995. Retrieved on 2010-03-01. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Spatter, Sam. "Penguins' Washington County practice facility on the market", March 1, 2012. Retrieved on 2012-03-05. 
  7. http://iceoplexatsouthpointe.com
  8. Belko, Mark. "New site in Cranberry chosen for UPMC-Penguins joint development - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 16, 2013. 
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