Rockville Ice Arena
Description: The Rockville Ice Arena, a three sheet operating facility with pro shop and restaurant amenities was purchased in 2004 at public auction. The property was immediately master leased to its largest ice licensee, Montgomery Youth Hockey Association (MYHA) on a long-term basis. MYHA, a 501(c) 3 is the second largest youth hockey program in the country with more than 1200 members. In 2007, the building was retrofitted with more energy efficient dehumidification equipment and a third sheet of ice was added. To mitigate the risk of increasing electricity costs to MYHA, Maven Renewable Energy Ventures, installed (what was at the time) the largest roof mounted photovoltaic solar panel electric energy system in the state of Maryland, meeting one-third of the Rockville Ice Arena’s electricity needs at a fixed price for the next ten years or more and producing approximately 846,440 kilowatts hours (kWh) of electricity per year.
Project Type: Recreational; Renewable Energy
Site Size: 297,752 square feet (6.83 acres)
Building Area: 102,946 square feet
Permitted Use: Recreational Use in underlying light industrial zone.
Three ice rinks
Second Largest photovoltaic solar panel system in the state of Maryland
Energy efficient building
50 Southlawn Court, Rockville, MD