November 2, 2012
We’re excited to introduce our new MSA Membership cards!
The cards can be used on all transactions at the Main Street Arena except for certain special events and tickets. Load up your card with credit and you never had to use another card or cash again. The cards are perfect for families, so parents never have to give cash or credit cards to their kids and hope for the change. Just simply use the MSA card and receive exclusive member discounts on public skate and more.
The member’s discount for public skate is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Members also receive $2 discount for freestyle sessions & $10 off your next birthday party @ the Arena! Free MSA T-Shirt with signup! > There will be more discounts in the future.
The minimum you can load on the card at any given time is $50. Just come to the rink, create an account, load your card with credit, and you are good to go. Once you have an account, you can easily load value to your card.
CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT ONLINE!
-> CLICK HERE TO CREATE ACCOUNT ONLINE!
We are proud to announce “Downtown Date Night” starting Friday June 8th. The Main Street Arena will provide evening childcare on Friday nights from 5 – 9pm. We will wear your kids out while you dine out. ONLY $30 for the evening!
- Ages 5 – 12
- CPR trained & certified babysitters
- Food & Drinks provided
- Sports, crafts, games, and age appropriate activites
- Bring Friends
- Siblings discount
- Drop off any time between 5 – 8pm
CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP NOW!
March 27, 2012
3D Rendering of planned solar panels
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John Kelly PR
CHARLOTTESVILLE’S MAIN STREET ARENA AND LEAP ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR
ONE OF VIRGINIA’S LARGEST PRIVATELY-OWNED SOLAR INSTALLATIONS
Project To Result in Two Months of Energy Savings For Main Street Arena, Which Becomes First Recipient of Renewable Energy Loan Fund Partnership Between LEAP and City of Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – March 22, 2012 – Main Street Arena and LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program) announced today that the MSA will soon be home to one of Virginia’s largest privately-owned solar power installations.
The 68 kW Array is expected to save the popular ice skating and special event facility as much as two months off its yearly energy bill every year (or offset the energy use of 6.63 American homes). The project will also serve to further establish the city of Charlottesville as a leader in innovative renewable energy solutions while at the same time helping to support job creation in our region.
Work on the project is being done by the Fredericksburg, Virginia-based U.S. Green Energy (USGE), which owns a plant in Danville, Virginia that will employ as many as 40 workers. Work on the project has already begun and the tentative completion date is April 30th.
“We are very happy to be partnering with LEAP on a project that we believe will have not only positive effects on our business but also will send an important signal to other businesses that now is the time to start investing in the future,” said Mark Brown, owner of Main Street Arena. “When we factored in that this particular project would also help create jobs here in Virginia, we felt as though we had a responsibility to do the project. I would personally like to thank the Charlottesville City Council for having the vision to make projects like this possible.”
The $280,000 project is the first to come out of a Renewable Energy Loan Fund grant awarded to LEAP by the City of Charlottesville.
“We were interested in the Main Street Arena application for a number of reasons,” said LEAP Executive Director Cynthia Adams. “First, it is a very high-profile project. MSA serves so many different segments of our community, and it is a very visible business which helps anchor our Downtown Mall. We look forward to working with Mark to help educate the public on the value of renewable energy. And, from an energy perspective, you have an organization that will be using the sun to make ice, which, any way you look at it, is pretty cool.”
“The City of Charlottesville has received statewide and even national attention for our efforts to promote energy conservation and energy efficiency,” said Charlottesville City Councilor Dave Norris, “and this project will put us on the map as a community that champions renewable energy as well. Kudos to Mark Brown and the Main Street Arena for leading the way.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with the Main Street Arena and with LEAP on what promises to be an exciting and important project,” said Robert R. Bennett, CEO of USGE . “We are particularly excited that this project has the potential to not only provide significant energy savings, but to also stand as an example to all in this region and beyond of what is possible when forward-thinking and creative renewable energy solutions are explored and achieved. Finally, we are extremely proud that the project will have positive impacts on many lives here in the Commonwealth through the jobs it will create in and around our manufacturing facility in Danville.”
Main Street Arena is a 30,000 square-foot sports and entertainment venue on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall that hosts up to 50,000 visitors per year with an array of programming that includes ice skating, figure skating, hockey, meetings and conventions, live concerts, community fundraisers and more.
LEAP is a non-profit organization that coordinates home energy improvement projects, and an official sponsor of Energy Star’s Home Performance Program in Virginia. LEAP’s services include home energy assessments, federal rebates, special zero-to-low interest loans and home upgrades to insulation, air sealing, heat pumps and other energy-wasting weak spots in a home.
U.S. Green Energy Corporation, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the nation’s premier manufacturer and producer of aesthetically pleasing, solar integrated and solar thermal integrated roofing materials. The company boasts a leadership team with more than 100 years of combined experience in utility, industrial, commercial, residential energy and environmental industry market. USGE’s vision is to provide the highest quality alternative energy through the innovative development and deployment of photo voltaic building products that are architecturally appealing, construction friendly and have practical consumer application.
For more information on Main Street Arena, visit www.mainstarena.com.
For more information on LEAP, visit www.leap-va.org.
For more information on USGE, visit www.usgesolar.com.
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Join the Main Street Arena in celebrating one hundred years of commitment and dedication by the Salvation Army. The events begin on May 4th at 5:30pm with a parade accompanied by the Salvation Army’s National Capital Band. At 6pm, the event moves to the Main Street Arena for a special performance, exhibits, and food.
Schedule of events -
Friday, May 4
- 5:30pm – Parade on Downtown Mall
- 6pm – Band performance, food, exhibits at the Main Street Arena
- 7pm – Special Recognitions at the Main Street Arena
- 7 – 8pm – Exhibits, food, & prizes
Saturday, May 5
- 1:00 PM – Open House at The Salvation Army, 207 Ridge Street
- 2:00 PM – Concert at The Salvation Army, 207 Ridge Street
- 6:00 PM – Soldiers’ Rally at The Salvation Army, 207 Ridge Street
Sunday, May 6
- 11:00 AM – Worship Service – The Salvation Army National Capital Band, 207 Ridge Street
Learn to skate camp (Any level, ages 5 and up)
Time: 9-12 pm Monday-Friday
- 9:00-9:30-Drop off and warm up
- 9:45-10:30-on ice instruction
- 10:45-11:15-games/arts & crafts
- 11:15-12:00-on ice instruction
- 12:00-pick up
Figure Skating Camp (ages 6 and up. Beginning 3 and up ONLY)
- 9:00-9:30-on ice group class
- 9:30-9:45- ICE CUT/snack time
- 9:45-10:30-Off ice
- 10:30-11:15-on ice group class
- 11:15-12:00-on ice group class/free time
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
WHEN – Wednesdays, March 7th to May 30th!*
*No practice on 4.4.12,
**Bantams/ Midgets will Practice on March 8th and March 15th at 6:15PM instead of March 7th and March 14th
WHAT – 12 one-hour practice sessions
USA Hockey ADM style station-base practices with small games
- Squirt/Peewee 6:15 – 7:15 PM (’00-’04 birth years)
- Bantam/Midget 7:30 – 8:30 PM (’95-’99 birth years)
House league players encouraged!
Prepare for BRIHA Travel hockey tryouts to be held at MSA May 19th and 20th.
$190 ($175 per additional siblings)
Due to high interest sessions may be extended to 1.5 hours at no additional cost to accomodate the amount of players
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
SPONSORED BY BRIHA (Blue Ridge Ice Hockey Association)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
January 5, 2012
Competitive Skater Programs
->Developing Skater. This class is designed for the competitive skater who wishes to strengthen their skills in a group setting. Emphasis on jumps, spins and strong basic skating skills. Skaters will learn various exercises for jump landings, spins and moves in the field. Learning how to draw on the ice, general rules of sport and moves in the field will also be covered. Individual practice time from 5:00-5:40, class from 5:30-6:00. There will be a different instructor each week covering a new topic. Levels Freestyle 4/Pre-preliminary and up only.
January 6 – February 10
->Competition Preparation. This class is designed to help the young skater properly prepare for competitions, tests and exhibitions. Perfect for a skater who has never competed, or has little experience. At the conclusion of the 6 weeks, kids will perform any current routine they have and receive a critique. Each week the class will focus on something different, but will all revolve around preparing for a performance. 5:00-5:40 will be individual practice time. The instruction time will be from 5:40-6:00. There will be a different instructor every week for this class. Skater can be any age/level to take this class.
January 6 – February 10
November 22, 2011
On behalf of every instructor on our Skating School Staff we welcome you to join Main Street Arena’s Learn to Skate Program. Our philosophy of skating classes at the MSA is to promote safety and skill building for each skater according to ability. The aim is to have fun while learning a life-long and healthful activity. Many skaters need more than one session at a level to master the skills required to move to the next level. Please don’t hesitate if you have a question regarding our skating program. Our job is to teach you how to skate in a safe and fun manner. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!!
Homeschool Academy Session I
January 9-February 13 (Monday Homeschool classes 3:15-3:45 on public session)
- Beginning skating 1-3
- 6 Weeks of Classes
- Every Monday for 6 Weeks
$70.00 for 6 weeks & includes public session every Monday from 2:00-3:45