NY Daily News: Bronx Community Board 7 approves a massive ice skating palace planned for the former Kingsbridge Armory

September 18, 2013 9:40 am In the News

The Kingsbridge National Ice Center is one step closer to reality.

Community Board 7 voted 20-5 Tuesday in favor of the nine-rink ice palace, which, once completed, will be the largest skating center in the world.

“It goes to show the community and KNIC joined hands a long time ago to make this happen,” Kevin Parker, founder of KNIC said. “We’re thrilled. We can’t wait to get started, and we can’t wait to be permanent members of the community.”

KNIC officials, who sat in the front row, looked visibly relieved after the tally. Parker fist-pumped retired NHL great Mark Messier — who will be the center’s CEO — after the vote was announced.