Support the Arena
Community support (attendance at events, program revenues, sales at our “Skate Shop” and Snack Bar, ice rental fees, volunteers, gifts and donations) is required for JCCDC (our corporate parent, not-for-profit organization) to maintain our “public charity” status by the IRS. There is actually a legal limit preventing us from using funds from Gebbie and other large donors to meet our “public support test.”
While the Gebbie Foundation and other local foundations have pledged grants to cover our debt service (building mortgage) for the next 25 years, the ice arena is expected to break even on its operating budget
With the cost of utilities continuing to skyrocket, like many businesses, we face the possibility of annual deficits. And the fact we have chosen to set our ice rates below market rate to make use of the ice arena as affordable as practical make the ability to keep these prices down increasingly difficult at best.
You Can Help
So even small donations are appreciated and help us a lot. Cash donations may be dropped off at the main reception desk at the ice arena using envelopes provided there. Checks can be made payable to “JCCDC” and dropped off or mailed to Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena at 319 West Third Street, Jamestown, NY 14701. All donations are tax deductible as provided by law.
Many of our “non-ice users” have already started to make donations. Some of the seniors who attend classes make contributions as well as many of our “Cool Walk” walkers. We are in fact seeking donations to fill about a $10,000 gap in the funding we needed to purchase and install the track.
Friends of the Ice Arena
A formal “Friends of the Ice Arena” campaign will be launched as we start our next “ice season” in the fall.