Bonner, Boundary, Sanders County

Bonner County

Ice Arena

For our Kids,

For our Families,

For our Businesses and our Community

Ice Arena Updates

SC3 joins forces with Ponderay, NIICE

Bonner County Daily Bee Article, By CAROLINE LOBSINGER, Staff Writer

PONDERAY — Instead of building an ice rink at the fairgrounds, Sandpoint Community Center Corporation is pivoting to support efforts by Ponderay and North Idaho Ice to build a facility at the city’s Field of Dreams.

The news follows discussions by Ponderay Mayor Steve Geiger with Bonner County Commission Chairman Dan McDonald and Dr. Robert Pierce…

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Sandpoint Community Center Corporation (SC3) (non-profit)

Our Mission is to build and operate an Ice Skating Arena for the greater Bonner County Community 

An ice arena provides multiple activities for all ages AND generates operating income. It’s good for kids, families, Bonner County community visitors, and local businesses…..  can’t beat that.

The Sandpoint Community Center Corporation (SC3) was formed to facilitate the construction and operation of a community center for the residents of our area. We are a tax-deductible 501(c)3 corporation. Thus, we depend on philanthropy and support from local citizens and local businesses.​

Ice Arena primary goal: 

after school programs

our number one priority is to include all local kids and their families



​The after-school period is an important time for children. Safe, supervised and fun activities are needed for our youth.  

Our goal is to have local businesses sponsor after-school skating and hockey sessions.



Board Members

mr. eric paull

of Washington Trust Bank in Sandpoint, ID

Mr. Paull is vice president of Commercial Banking at Sandpoint’s Washington Trust Bank. He has been a member of the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency (SURA) since 2005 and and is currently serving as the Chairman of this group. Eric is also the acting chairman of the Bonner County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC). In addition, he serves on the Board of the Kootenai Ponderay Sewer District and is a volunteer member of the Sandpoint Elk’s Club, Sandpoint Rotary Club, and the Sandpoint Chamber.


of North Idaho Animal Hospital in Sandpoint ID

Dr. Pierce is the president and original founder of SC3 and has been an avid supporter of creating more options for community kids and families. He has served on various volunteer community boards and professional boards, including the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association’s Board (as Idaho’s State President in 2014). In October, 2016, he was appointed by Idaho Governor Butch Otter, to a five-year term with the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine in Boise, serving as president in 2020. He was voted “Veterinarian of the Year” for the State of Idaho in 2019. Dr. Pierce was also the founder of the Sandpoint Hockey Association which has been active for over 20 years.

mr. tom chasse

of Schweitzer Ski Resort, Sandpoint ID

Mr. Chasse began his ski industry career as an instructor at Mt. Cranmore NH with the Hannes Schneider Ski School during the winter of 1977/78, becoming a certified member of PSIA in 1979. In 1993, Tom was appointed an examiner and became a member of the Eastern division demo team in 1994 and a PSIA-E divisional representative at the 1996 National Demo Team tryouts. In the fall of 1999, Tom became Managing Director and COO of the American Ski Company (ASC) in Attitash Mountain, NH. In 2006 as he became President and CEO of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho. He is also currently serving on the National Ski Area Association’s Board.


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