Founders of Glacier Ice Arena seek buyer to keep operating business

The founders of the Glacier Ice Arena in Grand Junction hope to find a buyer for the building who will continue to operate the facility as an ice rink.

“We feel that there are people out there that have the same passion as we do for a community ice rink and who know the value of what it brings to our community and surrounding areas,” said Alan Koos, who led a family effort to build the rink. “We sincerely hope to find a buyer who understands the importance of investing into our city and how combining all of its attractions will help the economy and make the Glacier an attractive feature for residents and businesses considering Grand Junction.”

The property, located at 2515 Riverside Parkway, is listed with Venture Advocates in Grand Junction for $2.4 million as an open span commercial building with 36,000 square feet with real estate.

Although closed until July 27 for the summer, Glacier Ice Arena remains an ongoing business offering everything from open skating to skating lessons to club hockey for Colorado Mesa University.

“We are realistic about the sale. But we are still hoping that a buyer comes through for the Glacier and the Grand Valley,” Koos said.