Civic Center & Center Stage
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. Civic Center Manager Michael T. O'Brian oversees operations and activities at the facility and playgrounds.
The ice arena is open during the winter season, October 1st through March 30th. 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. Current ice rental is $128 per hour for what many participants call 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. The outdoor site has two baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball court, tennis courts, a playground, the Samuel de Champlain Center Stage and a gazebo for family gatherings.
For more information about the use of the Facility and its outdoor recreation areas, please contact Michael "Mike" T. O'Brian, Civic Center Manager at 518-297-5502, ext. 311 or email him at email@example.com.
Click COMMUNITY EVENTS LINK for a listing of special events at the Civic Center and other Community Events.
PUBLIC SKATING & OPEN HOCKEY SCHEDULES
PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULEMARCH 2014
OPEN HOCKEY SCHEDULE
Monday: 9:30AM - 11:20AM
Please contact Michael "Mike" T. O'Brian, Civic Center Manager at 518-297-5502, ext. 311 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ROUSES POINT SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN CENTER STAGE
(CLOSED FOR THE SEASON)
The Rouses Point Samuel de Champlain Center Stage was built in 2009 and made possible in part from funds received from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Protection Agency and from the very generous donations of businesses, organizations and individuals in the community. The Friends of the Stage is raising funds to complete the Stage Project and to establish a fund for entertainment in future years.
For more information on the Stage or the Friends of the Stage please contact: