From Lisa Gartner of the Broward New Times:
"We have the aquatics complex where Olympic medalists train, including Dana Torres... I attribute the success to the 63 parks and recreational opportunities we have throughout our city," (mayor Scott) Brook says. "We have the Sportsplex, we have the Incredible Ice arena (now Saveology Iceplex) where the Panthers train -- it has a national reputation."
From Rick Menning of Examiner.com:
When the Florida Panthers open training camp on Sept. 12, they could be the talk of the National Hockey League for a reason completely outside the realm of the team itself.
While the National Hockey League franchise has made strides during the offseason to improve its roster and hopefully end a nearly decade-long playoff draught, arguably the biggest change will be seen the minute the playere step on to the ice at their practice facility in Coral Springs.
Time and again this summer we've heard of the spectacular amenities and state-of-the-art construction. Lots to be proud of here; if anyone questions the organization's commitment to South Florida, they haven't seen the (unmovable) practice facility at IncredibleICE.
Come to think of it, I haven't seen it either, but I'm sure it's just swell...
From The Sentinel's Sarah Talalay:
Meanwhile, the Panthers go from a meager training facility wedged into the original building to a sparkling 16,000-square-foot area with a separate entrance and players lounge with kitchen, hydrotherapy tubs, and gym. The team will practice on the third rink, which will be available for public programs when the Panthers are not using it.
Panthers coach Pete DeBoer said the training center will be among the nicest in the NHL, inviting for current players and attractive to free agents.
"It wasn't the first place on the tour," DeBoer said. But the expansion will change that: "When players are coming in from out of town, we'll probably head from the airport right to the new practice facility."
Lots more from Sarah on area skating facilities as well.