Coulee Region Chill to play at Green Island Ice Arena

Chill had played 4 seasons at Omni Center in Onalaska

The Coulee Region Chill will now be based and play at the Green Island Ice Arena in La Crosse, the team announced Friday.

The Chill had played at the Omni Center in Onalaska for the past four seasons.

The Green Island Ice Arena will also be home to the La Crosse Freeze, a new team in the NA3HL this season, and the Jr. Chill AAA spring/summer teams. The Ice Arena is also home to River City Youth Hockey, UW-L club teams, figure skating clubs and curling clubs, as well as hosting year-round public skating and events.

“While we had one more season left on our contract with the Omni Center, we had started negotiations for a longer term lease at that facility,” Chill and Freeze owner Michelle Bryant said in a statement.  “What became apparent was that both party’s needs’ could not be satisfied from an operational standpoint and a financial standpoint. We decided to request an early termination as to not delay the inevitable move. We are thankful for our time at the Omni Center and appreciative of their hospitality.”

The Green Island Ice Arena, which is also managed by the Bryant’s, recently announced that it will be open year round.