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Springfield, MO — Springfield’s first and only indoor ice sports facility is now called Jordan Valley Ice Park.
Formerly known as Mediacom Ice Park, the name change reflects the completion of a 10-year naming rights agreement between the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Mediacom Communications Corporation, entered into in 2008. With the expiration of this agreement, the facility name reverts to its original name, Jordan Valley Ice Park.
The naming rights agreement also included the former Mediacom Tennis Stadium at the Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex. The 2,500-seat stadium was built in 1994 and is home to the Springfield Lasers World TeamTennis franchise, winners of the 2018 World TeamTennis Championship.
Combined, the naming rights agreement generated $200,000 a year for 10 years. No changes in operation, staffing or programs are planned for either facility. Signage will be updated in the next few weeks.
Director of Parks Bob Belote said Mediacom’s funding was key to the success of both facilities.
“The Park Board would like to thank Mediacom for really stepping up with their financial support of these facilities over the past ten-year period,” said Belote. “Their sponsorship has been integral to the success of both the ice park and the tennis stadium. Mediacom also continues to professionally produce and televise a number of our parks sports activities, including Springfield Lasers matches, and that has greatly enhanced our overall level of service as well."
Naming rights are now available for both facilities.
“We would welcome interested parties to talk with us about partnering with the Park Board,” said Diana Tyndall, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator for the Park Board. “Tying your business into Parks is incredibly rewarding because we’re local and lasting, and we touch thousands of lives.”
Jordan Valley Ice Park opened in downtown Springfield in 2001, and the adjacent Jordan Valley Park followed in 2002. Both were developed under the City of Springfield’s Vision 20/20 program. The Ice Park features two NHL-sized ice rinks, skate rentals, locker rooms, concessions and a pro shop. Programs include open skating and recreational and competitive ice sports, including figure skating and hockey. It’s the home of the Missouri State Ice Bears, the Springfield Youth Hockey Association and the Jordan Valley Figure Skating Club.
Jordan Valley Ice Park is at 635 E. Trafficway. For more information on Jordan Valley Ice Park, including daily open skate schedules, call 417-866-7444 or visit icepark.org.
For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2943 (office) or 417-224-5510 (mobile).