CANDACE CARLISLE, Dallas Business Journal

 

The Dallas Stars, in partnership with the City of Mansfield, plan to begin work on a new city-owned Dr Pepper StarCenter facility, which will be the latest regulation-sized ice rink to be developed in the region.

This will be the eighth StarCenter facility to be built in North Texas, joining Euless, Farmers Branch, Frisco, Irving, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.

The new 78,000-square-foot facility will have a dual-sheet ice rink, as well as eight public locker rooms, three private locker rooms and three multi-purpose rooms to help assist upcoming young hockey players.

Construction is slated to officially begin with a groundbreaking ceremony near Broad Street and State Highway 287 on Tuesday. It will sit within the Shops at Broad, a planned retail destination in Mansfield.

Mansfield is developing the $15.1 million ice rink, will be leased and operated by the Dallas Stars. It is part of a larger mixed-use development, which is being marketed as The Shops at Broad.

The rink wasn’t always a certainty. The Mansfield city council initially decided not to spend money on the project because it would involve the Mansfield Independent School District putting $1.8 million into the project, according to a WFAA report.

The Shops at Broad are slated to open in 2018 and will bring about 430,000 square feet of retail to Mansfield, according to CBRE.

The new StarCenter in Mansfield rink is slated for completion by the end of the year.