The Tulsa Oilers owner wants to bring a premier skate center to Tulsa, and he plans to develop the former Macy’s department store site in the Promenade Mall.
Tulsa Oilers owner Andy Scurto said he made a deal to buy the building to be used as a practice facility and skate center.
However, he is still awaiting the results of a technical feasibility study to determine if he can install two ice rinks inside the structure.
“I’m going to do it,” Tulsa Oilers owner Andy Scurto said. “It’s a project I want to do, it’s just a matter of a place and a good location and it showed up and it seems like a perfect place.”
Lighting and parking are already in place. If granted a zoning exception and the feasibility study is verified, Scurto will be able to move forward with the project which will bring offices and two ice rinks to the site, eliminating the need to share training time. between the BOK center and the Oilers. Skating center.
It would also include a sports bar and a snack bar and allow the general public to come and skate.
“I want it to be a top skate center, a place where people come to have fun,” Scurto said. “We’re going to do public skates with music and disco balls and all that fun stuff.
In addition to creating a fun event hub for the city, Scurto wants to expand Tulsa’s youth hockey offering.
Tulsa Junior Oilers coach Ian Keserich said he’s excited about the prospect of more rinks.
“Having more ice in the area,” he said, “and getting the hype going is going to be pretty amazing for youth hockey in Tulsa.”
Keserich said kids these days start skating around four or five years old, so getting started early is key.
Scurto expects to know a lot more in the next 30 to 45 days after the public hearing in Tulsa City Hill for the special exception.
He also expects to receive the results of the feasibility study by then.
If the location is suitable, Scurto said he would ideally like the training facility to be ready for the 2023-24 season.
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