Congratulations to the Town of Framingham! The restoration of our local treasure, Loring Arena, is set to begin. After three Town Meeting votes, the funding is in place. A construction contract has been awarded and a general contractor has been selected, Lupachino / Salvatore Inc., of Bloomfield Connecticut will bring about the renovation of Loring Arena. Their firm combines a unique balance between cost, value, and vision in working on a project. They are the same contractor that built the McAuliffe Library, on budget and on time. Hard construction will begin in early April. A set of the final architectural plans is on our website.
Fundraising is now our highest priority. We are diligently continuing with our “SKATE FORWARD” Campaign to Benefit Loring Arena. Although the Town of Framingham appropriated funds for the project, there are assets needed that are not included in the construction plan. Our goal is to raise funds for assets like: Outfitting the Concession Stand, Construction of the FHS Locker Room and all Room Furnishings. Also, like other Town organizations, we are fundraising to contribute toward the renovation to offset some of the costs.
We are excited to share with you a few different ways to donate toward the campaign.
- Honor Someone Special! Design plans for a permanent Donor Wall and Room Dedication Plaques for the newly renovated Arena are being developed.
- Stick the Glass! A limited number of Glass space is available along the ice for your business or personal donations.
- Donate Online or by mail. Send in your tax-deductible donation today.
- Follow our Social Media. Watch for announcements on our upcoming community events.
Please take a look through our new website, read about the history of Loring and take note of the great things ahead. The Loring Arena Legacy Foundation continues to be proud of our contributions and we thank you for your support. Like many of you, we’re looking forward to a safe, comfortable & enjoyable experience in the new Loring Arena.
Ernest J. Moreau
Loring Arena Legacy Foundation