iThe RInk Battle Creek is excited to share our 2017 Community Sponsorship announcement with you. In an effort to speed up the renovations taking place at the Rink, we offer these sponsorship opportunities to our hockey community, business community and community as a whole. Any sponsorship completed by April 2017 will remain in place through the 2018/2019 season at no additional cost. At roughly 500,000 people a year coming through the facility these marketing opportunities are a bargin (not to mention the help you will be giving to us to get this done for our community now).
The Rink Battle Creek
Updated 2017 Community Sponsorship Announcement
There is a buzz in downtown Battle Creek and it is not just the sound of the Zamboni at the Rink. As you may be aware, the Rink in Downtown Battle Creek is under new ownership and is in process of rehabbing this community asset. Have you noted the changes? New exterior paint, lights in the lobby, renovated community room, new rental skates and aides, heat in the locker room and bath room…that is just for starters! With change well underway, the Rink BC is offering several ways in which you can become a sponsor of this facility, the home of the Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association, The West Michigan Wolves, our local teams, roughly 500,000 people who walk through our doors a season and our community youth. All funds raised through sponsorship activities will go into assets purchased for community use (skate aids, skates) or facility updates (dehumidifier, new boards, new heat above bleachers). All Sponsorships finalized by April 2017 will remain in place through the end of the 2018/2019 season.
Lobby Sponsor - $2,000
You may have noted the new lights in the lobby. We would be thrilled to place your name or company name as the sponsor for this renovation. These lights in addition to those needed for the bathrooms and Pro-shop cost just over $2,000.
Banner Sponsor - $1,000
The Rink BC will place your three foot tall by five foot long banner behind the benches at the Rink. These banners (identical in size to the team banners in place) will highlight your logo or art as provided. These banners will be produced by the Rink BC and included in your sponsorship costs.
Zamboni Sponsor - $3,500
The Zamboni is being rewrapped and is ready for your name and logo to appear as the sole entity! Your logo will be visible on both sides of the Zamboni and the top.
Community Room Sponsor – $7,500
Your organizations name will be featured as the sole sponsor of the Community Room (Currently planned to be called the Wolves Den) for the entire season. This room will be used for all birthday parties, team parties and special events.
Locker Room Sponsor – $1,000
Your full color logo will adorn locker room one or two for the entire season (through the end of 2018/19 season). Each locker room will be called by your business name for all games, practices and events. In addition, locker room one and two are used for open skate and community events.
Personal Banner Sponsor - $125 each, limit eight per banner
The RINK BC recognizes that we have a community full of passionate Skating and Hockey supporters. We will be constructing a banner that will be located on the Business Sponsor wall specifically for our individual community sponsors. This sponsorship will allow a name or family name to be listed as a community sponsor.
Additional sponsorships such as on glass, scoreboard, skate aides and event sponsorship are available. Please email The Rink BC at email@example.com for details or to share your idea of sponsorship. You can also reach us via phone at 269-963-RINK. On behalf of The Rink BC and all those who enter our doors, we would like to thank you for your consideration of sponsorship for the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 season and BEYOND.
Don’t forget to vote for us on Kraft’s Hockeyville USA search for the most passionate Hockey Community! www.krafthockeyville.com
vHoly smokes are we busy! As a result, we need to hire MORE STAFF!
The Rink BC is currently looking for a part time worker. This staff member must have weekend availability (Fri night through Sunday late afternoon). There is the opportunity to work additional hours during the week if the staff member is interested. This staff member will be responsible for facilitating birthday parties and special events, party room clean up, assisting in fitting guests for skates, working the concession stand, enterance gate, light cleaning duties and other duties as assigned to aide in the successful operation of the facility. This position pays above minimum wage and is based on skill set and availability.
The Rink BC is currently looking to hire a part time worker. This staff member must have week day availability from 8:00a to 5:00p with most days starting between 10:00a and 1200N. We are specifically looking for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. This staff member will be responsible for special projects, scheduling birthday parties, working with area schools to schedule school skates and other projects as assigned. This position pays above minimum wage and does require a valid driver's license (back up Zam Driver). This position is available solely as a result of our current staff member moving.
Join us January 2nd and 3rd for West Side's Holiday Camp.
The camp will be broken down by age with Youth (Ages 6-10) skating from 11oo to 1200 both days and Prep (Ages 11 and up) skating from 1200 to 200 both days. All skaters will receive a dri-fit training t-shirt.
Youth Clinic - $85
Prep Clinic - $95
Register online at westsidehockeycamp.com/menu/
Our Holiday Schedule has been posted. Please visit our schedule to view additional Open Skate, Sticks and Pucks, Drop In and Parents v. Kids time. Our schedule can be found by clicking the Schedule Tab above or at www.therinkbattlecreek.com/schedule.
We have two new retail items for sale in Pixie's ( the Concession Stand). The Love Bruins bracelet and Hockey Stick with Puck necklace are both available for $10 each. We also have a Pink Love Figure Skating Bracelet available for $10.
These items are in addition to our Bruins and Wolves Cow Bells that are available for $5!
Just as a reminder, next week we start with the new Drop In Hockey Schedule of Tuesday and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will also have Drop in the First Friday of each month (Less Jan).
Cost per Skater is $5 and Goalies are free (limit of four Goalies).
The Rink Battle Creek is excited to announce we are adding a Goalie Only Practice at the Rink Battle Creek each Tuesday night from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. This practice will be led by the one and only Sam Woznicki from the West Michigan Wolves!
RSVP is not necessary, but would help us to determine how many supporting folks we need to help take shots, etc. You can RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Rink BC at 963 RINK.
Cost per participant is $5.
Per your request, we have added a Friday Night Drop in. Catch us the first Friday of each month (Less January 2017) from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. We will follow with an Open Skate from 7:45 pm to 9:00pm. We will try and add more after our final house team schedule out their season.
Cost per skater is $5 and Goalies are free. We will be limiting goalies to four.
We are pleased to announce that our temporary number is now gone and we have our permanent number in place! You can catch the team at the Rink BC via 269-963-RINK!
I can not tell you how excited I was to be able to obtain a number with the word Rink in it. Call me silly but I literally clapped by hands like a two year old when she said it was available.
Hope to talk with you all soon!
There is a lot going on this week at the Rink BC. Between painting the building, sealing and painting the parking lot, finishing the landscaping (well, this years job anyhow) and lots more inside, it is a busy week!
Here is the (Non League) schedule for the week of October 17
430 to 530 Open Skate
530 to 630 Sticks and Pucks for 12 and under (parents allowed on ice/helmets and Gloves required)
1130 to 130 Drop in Hockey
430 to 520 Sticks and Pucks for 13 and older (helmets and Gloves required)
1130 to 130 Drop in Hockey
500 to 800 Free Community Skate /Fall into the Arts 2016
All events are $5 with skate rental being $1 unless noted.
Be sure to check us out the first week of November for an expanded schedule once much of the contactor projects are done. Including a Goalie Only weekly practice.