Work resumes on $20M ice complex
Construction has resumed on the Florida Hospital Center Ice complex, and work is expected to be completed next summer.
The complex recently received its building permit for foundation work after a delay of several months, attributed to modifying the plans for the foundation and structural components in order to accommodate the mechanical system piping needed for the $20 million center. Construction is expected to take six to eight months.
The project, owned and developed by ZMitch LLC, will contain four ice pads, making it the largest ice-skating complex in the southeastern United States. Other amenities will include a multipurpose sports floor for other activities, including basketball and lacrosse. Florida Hospital purchased the naming rights for the center under a 10-year partnership to provide classes, performance training and other services.
"These are exciting times for Pasco County, and I'm ecstatic that Florida Hospital Center Ice has chosen Wesley Chapel as its home. I'm confident that Gordie (Zimmermann) and the ZMitch development team will do a fantastic job expanding youth hockey in our county, in addition to hosting players and teams from around the globe," Pasco Commissioner Mike Moore said in a statement released by Florida Hospital Center Ice.