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 $132 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.
ROUSES POINT SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN CENTER STAGE
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 MEETINGS & COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR for a listing of special events at the Civic Center and other Village meetings and community events.
PUBLIC SKATING & OPEN HOCKEY SCHEDULES
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.
ELECTRONIC LED SIGN/MESSAGE BOARD
The Village of Rouses Point's Civic Center has an electronic LED sign/message board located at the front of the Civic Center's parking lot near Lake Street. The Friends of the Stage raised the funds to purchase and donate the sign/message board to the Village for the purpose of posting various community events and activities throughout the Village.
The Village Board has established and adopted a written policy and guidelines for the usage of the electronic LED sign/message board. Click below for the link to the policy and Request Use Form: