The Rouses Point Civic Center located at 39 Lake Street is a major North Country recreational facility and site. The Civic Center was built in 1978. Upgrades to the building in 1996 made the building available for year-round use.
The ice arena is open during the winter season, October 1st
through March 25th
. The arena is the home ice rink for the North Country Skating Club, North Country Youth Hockey Organization and the Northeastern Clinton Central School's Varsity High School Hockey Team. A village owned pro shop sells hockey and figure skating supplies as well as providing skate sharpening services. The North Country Youth Hockey
Organization rents and operates the arena's concession stand during the winter season providing food and beverages for the arena's participants and audiences. The North Country Skating Club
holds their annual skating show in March. Ice rental rates are listed below. Many participants call the ice conditions the best quality ice in the North Country. Public skating throughout the winter season is available to the public at $2 per person. The public skating schedule is posted below and at the Civic Center. Copies of the schedule are also available at the Village Office.
During the summer season the Civic Center has hosted many events since the upgrade of the facility, including dances, trade shows, 4th of July Celebration events, circuses, wrestling as well as the Clinton County Republican Dinner, attended by former Governor George A. Pataki. The Center also plays host to the Boston-Montreal-Boston (BMB) annual bicycle race. The annual Biking for Miracles Motorcycle Ride benefiting the Children Miracle Network for cancer uses the facility as its departure point.
Two meeting rooms are available to organizations. The Village Board of Trustees' semi-monthly meetings are held in Halstead Hall as well as the monthly meetings of the Village's Planning and Zoning Boards. Free Wi-FI is available. The outdoor site has two baseball fields; soccer fields; basketball court; tennis courts; pickleball court; a playground; the Samuel de Champlain Center Stage; the Rouses Point Fitness Trail/Rec Path; and a gazebo for family gatherings.
Aerial view of the north side of the Rouses Point Civic Center including tennis courts and basketball court.Photo taken July 25, 2009.
Please note that parking in designated fire lanes, blocking entrance and exits, and parking in handicap parking spaces is prohibited and will be enforced. This is for the safety of the patrons of the Civic Center and Center Stage for emergency personnel to be able to properly respond in case of an emergency.
CIVIC CENTER RATES
- Ice Time Rate = $138.00/hour
- Non-Ice Rate = $69.00/hour
- Building Rent Rate (Profit) = $500.00+ per day (Rate is Negotiated per Event)
- Building Rent Rate (Non-Profit) = $350.00/day
- Exempt = Friends of the Library, Rouses Point/Champlain Historical Society & Friends of the Stage
Click on CALENDAR OF EVENTS
for a listing of special events at the Civic Center and other Village meetings and community events.
Public Skating Admission : $2.00/person
Skate Sharpening Fee: $5.00/pair
Click on the above schedule for Public Skating - Stick & Puck - Open Hockey Schedule times.
Please contact Jessica D. Shields, Recreation Facility Manager at 518-297-5502, ext. 311 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The Rouses Point Fitness Trail loops around the Civic Center and features five (5) fitness stations along the path. The one-half mile trail is located on the Civic Center grounds and connects to Veterans' Park located on Montgomery Street. The trail has benches for sitting and is both stroller and wheel chair accessible. The below link provided to the Clinton County Health Department
includes a map of the Fitness trail. CC RECREATIONAL TRAILS MAP