Ice Rink Design | Center Ice – The Delaware State Fair
The Delaware State Fair is a Success year after year. But the campus was only open 10 days a year. With The Skating Rink sitting idle, the Board of Directors wanted and Ice Rink Design and facility, which serves the public 365 days a year.
They chose to build a program with a multipurpose floor, which could serve the Delaware State Fair, yet be open for Ice Skating the remainder of the year.
After interviewing other architects they chose The Milberger Architectural Group because of their experience with multipurpose facilities. Eric Milberger was able to improve their program without and Ice Rink Design that did not compromise their budget.
Visit The Delaware State Fair Ice Rink @ Visit: Delaware Center Ice
- NHL indoor ice surface
- Seating for 350 spectators (overhead heating units available)
- Snack bar
- 4 locker rooms with showers
- Large, heated viewing lobby
- 2 meeting/party rooms
- Video arcade
- Hockey & Figure Skating lessons
- Skate rentals (figure & hockey)
- Pro shop (302-398-7040)
The first Delaware State Fair was held in Wilmington. In 1917, the state fair moved to Elsmere where the Delaware State Fair Association had purchased property and built a fairgrounds within the town limits, in the area of the current Filbert, Birch, and Dover Avenues. The fairgrounds included racetracks, agricultural exhibits, and stages for various entertainment acts.
The first fair on the current grounds was held in 1920 and was known as the Kent and Sussex County Fair. It lasted four days and was held on 30 acres (120,000 m2). Today the fairgrounds encompass over 300 acres (1.2 km2) and feature concerts, wrestling, rodeo, races, agricultural exhibits, slot machines, a midway, and other typical stair fair demonstrations and events.