Central Valley Community Sports Foundation

Gateway Ice Center & Fresno Monsters

Fresno, CA

Central California’s only ice-skating rink – Fresno Monsters’ practice area

The Project

Gateway is the only rink open to the public within a 100-mile radius of Fresno. Annually over 70,000 patrons visit Gateway, including junior hockey teams, figure skaters and other ice sport enthusiasts. Gateway regularly hosts community groups such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Children’s Hospital Adaptive Sports and the Boys & Girls clubs for individual and group events. Central Valley NMTC provided critical working capital, which allowed CVCSF to secure a $2.5 million donation of equipment, fixtures and supplies necessary to maintain operations at the facility.

COMMUNITY CONSIDERATIONS:

Poverty Rate:

30.1%

Median Family Income:

57.5%

Unemployment Rate:

11.2%

COMMUNITY IMPACTS:

Saved 12 FTE jobs

Kept only ice-rink in 100-mile radius open

Established site for summer lunch programs for under-privileged children

70,000 visitors annually

Free recreational programming for non-profit partners

Financing

CVNMTC Direct Financing

$
million

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS:

Central Valley NMTC Fund, LLC; Central Valley Community Sports Foundation, Fresno Skating Inc.

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