With paint brushes in hand, crews for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District paint the lines and logos on the NHL-size rink at the H-F Ice Arena. After 15 months of a major rebuild, the rink will officially reopen March 12. (Provided photo/H-F Park District)
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‘All Skate’ at the H-F Ice Arena: A disaster gives new life to community rink

The H-F Ice Arena is back in business. The $6.8 million renovation work is complete. The grand reopening is scheduled for Sunday, March 12.

Disaster struck at the ice arena, one of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s major attractions, in November 2021 after the ice-making system failed. The park board immediately assessed the issues and decided to move forward with the project to get the facility reopened.

With the logos and lines painted on, an H-F Park District employee, hose in hand, starts spraying water to make another layer of ice . . .

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