Portland Ice ArenaEdit profile
The Portland Ice Arena is an ice hockey arena in Portland, Maine. Located on Park Avenue between Fitzpatrick Stadium and Hadlock Field, the Ice Arena has a seating capacity of 750 and is open 10 months of the year. Since its opening in 1984, it has been home to Portland Pirates hockey practices as well as local amateur teams and open skating hours. The facility was funded by a 20 year bond which was repaid in 2004.Losses
Portland operates the Ice Arena as an "enterprise fund", meaning it receives and operates a separate budget. If it runs a loss, funds are taken from the city's general fund and likewise, if it receives profits funds go into that fund. From 2001-09, the Ice Arena lost $635,000, including losses each year. In 2001, it lost nearly $120,000.