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Rink Shutdown

The Lancaster Ice Rink will shut down on Saturday, May 15th in order to install a new chiller and carry out other maintenance on the ice-making system.  The new chiller will replace machinery that is 27 years old and well past its' expected life.  The new system will greatly enhance reliability, significantly improve power-usage efficiency, and give the Lancaster Ice Rink a much greener footprint.


Based on information from the contractor, we anticipate that the rink will re-open on July 1st.  We will continue to provide regular updates as the project progresses.  Thank you for your understanding while we make improvements to our facility.

Mark Cheyney

President - LCYAHL

Congratulations GR-8-Ness for winning the Championship of the Lancaster Ice Rink Adult Hockey League

Congratulations to the GR-8-Ness team for winning the Lancaster Ice Rink Adult Hockey League-A Division. The team won 3 postseason games, defeating GNG in the quarter finals by a score of 7-2. In the semifinals, they shocked the Leafs, who were undefeated in regular season play 8-5.  In the Championship game the GR-8-Ness won in dramatic fashion, defeating the Mibois team 5-4 in overtime.

The GR-8-Ness team was put together by Captain Chad Neiss in memory of his late son, Chad Neiss II (Bomber) who passed away on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020. “Bomber” played hockey for the Lancaster Firebirds from 1999 through 2013. He was a beloved member of the Firebirds hockey community. While he played hockey with toughness and grit, off the ice he was a caring person who would go out of his way to help anyone.

Hunter Neiss, (“Bombers” younger brother) was the overtime hero in the championship game, scoring with less than a second remaining in the overtime;  it was an unbelievable storybook ending.  Earlier in the week, GR-8-Ness player Dalton Dougherty posted on social media, “We play for the name on the front not the back!  We play for the memory of our dear friend, brother, and son Chad!  For a thrown together group of guys, we have had one heck of a season! #forbomber#GR-8-Ness.”  No doubt “Bomber” would be proud!

The Lancaster Ice Rink would like to extend thanks to all six teams for a great season.  We are looking forward to the start of next season in August/September.

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    Phone: 717-581-0274 ext.1002

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