The ice rink in Mittenwald is saved.
The new operator has now presented itself to the Mittenwald sports clubs.
They have to adjust to more expensive ice cream prices.
Mittenwald – Mittenwald is preparing step by step for the new ice season – after it was about to end.
Now the entrepreneur from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, who officially operates the ice stadium from today and does not want to mention his name in the newspaper, has introduced himself to the clubs.
The chairmen of the ice hockey, figure skating and curling clubs sat together in a relaxed atmosphere and sniffed the new investor.
As is well known, he took over the long-term lease agreement from the Mayer family, the operator, on Wednesday last week.
It is unclear where EV Mittenwald plays its games
But hard numbers have not yet been announced, only hinted at.
"The ice cream price will be a little more expensive," says Benedikt Zunterer, Vice Chairman of the EVM and CSU municipal council.
How much the ice athletes will have to pay in the future is not yet clear.
Just as little when and where exactly the EV Mittenwald will play from now on.
As is well known, after the Mittenwald ice stadium was closed, the club switched to the halls in Götzens and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
"But we won't get together until the beginning of next week and talk about it," says Chairman Ralf Marte.
Then it should also be fixed where the EVM will play its game on December 10th against EV Berchtesgaden.
The venue would still be Götzens.
According to the new entrepreneur, they could do it in Mittenwald.
Ice stock shooters are relieved
The official ice cream price for one hour was 170 euros gross.
It remains to be seen how much the sum will ultimately be increased.
But the club chairmen are in good spirits.
"With us, it's only a fraction of what we have to pay more for," says Gerhard Dietzel, chairman of the curling club.
He has a very good feeling about the new investor.
"From December 14th, we can curling again every Wednesday evening," says Mittenwalder happily.
In addition, he and his comrades-in-arms can already host the Stefani Shooting on January 26th.
Dietzel breathes a sigh of relief and is happy that ice sports can continue in Mittenwald.
"We wouldn't have commuted to the ice rink in Garmisch-Partenkirchen," he says.
Otherwise you would have had to fall back on natural ice in cold temperatures, which is of course unstable and does not allow for reliable planning.
Larger conversion measures must be clarified with the municipality
Mayor Enrico Corongiu (SPD) is still happy with the short-term development and sees a good partner in the investor who is officially taking over the ice rink today.
"Before signing the contract, we discussed what he planned to do structurally and what he had to coordinate with us." This means that minor repairs for the ice plant are also possible without municipal approval.
But what major projects will now be necessary in the coming months, there is still silence, at least officially.
The association is to be established shortly
Meanwhile, the supporters of the crowdfunding campaign to save the ice rink are promoting a support association.
"We want to set it up shortly," says comrade-in-arms and former ice hockey pro Stephan Wilhelm.
The purpose is to keep ice sports alive in Mittenwald.
It is true that the 35,018 euros in donations received via fairplaid.org have to be repaid.
"But perhaps these 313 supporters will then also want to get involved in the association."