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Published April 23, 2012, 05:58 PM

Study: GF Losing Millions Due to Lack of Ice Arenas

(WDAZ-TV) - Grand Forks loses out on an estimated $4 million each year due to a lack of ice arenas in town. That's according to an economic impact study on youth hockey by UND Workforce Development.

(WDAZ-TV) - Grand Forks loses out on an estimated $4 million each year due to a lack of ice arenas in town.

That's according to an economic impact study on youth hockey by UND Workforce Development.

The study showed families usually spend around $700 for three-day travel expenses that include lodging, fuel and shopping.

A proposed $7 million youth ice arena would include two indoor and two outdoor rinks built near Choice Health and Fitness.

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