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  • Youth hockey community remaining vibrant is critical to success

    Blues and NHL are committed to growing the game

    Face aging out of ice surfaces and not enough ice to fulfilldemand

    Building St. Louis HockeyBuilding Our Future

  • 15 St. Louis Players in the NHL

    5 St. Louis Bred Players Picked In 1st Round 2016 NHL Draft

    11 Youth National Titles

    Committed NHL Alumni

    National Recognition

  • $5M Commitment From the Blues

    Grow the Game +70% by 2020

    Learn To Play

    Ball Hockey

    Rink Development

    Hockey STL 2020

  • Challenges: Privately-operated ice rinks are not financially viable Public-entity budget challenges limit possibility for new

    municipal ice facilities

    A Pathway To Future Success

    Our Solution: Create the St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation Volunteer-led, not-for-profit organization Our mission -- deliver more ice sport facilities

    via private-public partnerships

  • Estimated project cost $48 million sourced from various entities, marshalled by the new St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation:

    The St. Louis Blues, Blues owners and Blues for Kids Foundation

    Corporate sponsorships

    Corporate, foundation, and individual donors

    Regional ice sport networks (parents, athletes, and coaches), including collegiate, high school, and youth levels

    State and local government:

    o Leadership from St. Louis County, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, City of Maryland Heights

    o Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits (Missouri Department of Economic Development) and MDFB State Tax Credits

    Funding A Successful Project

  • Driven through a public-public partnership between the Legacy Ice Foundation (a 501c3) and state + local governments

    Centrally located for ice sport participants and fans

    Enhances the sports hub being created in the MLPD corridor

    Developed Through Community Partnership

    Marine Avenue - Maryland Heights 70 Access: 2.5 miles with 270 @ 3.1 miles Westport Plaza: 3.1 miles 64 Access: 7.8 miles Lambert Airport: 9.2 miles Scottrade Center: 22.6 miles

  • State-of-the-art ice sports center, a premier destination for the Midwestern United States

    Event center ice sheet with 3,500+ seat capacity

    Three additional sheets for youth hockey and other ice sport development:

    500+ seat facility as practice home of NHL Blues

    200+ seat facility

    Outdoor ice pavilion suitable for all ice sports, special events, and public skating sessions

    On-site Blues training facility accessible to key tenants

    Training skills area with shooting zones, stickhandling areas and goaltending stations all on synthetic ice

    Multi-sport injury prevention and rehabilitation center operated by local, premier hospital group

    St. Louis Ice Center: OPENING Q3 2018

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  • Earned revenue: o major tournament and event funds now elusive to area rinkso expanded spectator and participant fees

    In-kind support: o St. Louis County provision of the land + bond financing capacityo Design and development by passionate, expert volunteers

    Legacy Ice Foundation fostering ongoing donor support from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners:o those who value what ice sports bring to youth engaged in themo those who recognize ice sports as a catalyst for tourism and jobs

    Sustainable Operations Through Diverse Funding

  • Support youth health, wellness, and leadership through ice sports Enhance our regions ability to drive positive economic impact

    and job creation

    Make the next 50 years of St. Louis hockey and ice sports as exciting as the first!

    Join Us In Making The Vision A Reality

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