Located in West Bend Wisconsin, the Kettle Moraine Ice Center is owned and operated by the Washington County Youth Hockey Association. Dedicated volunteers are a necessary component to the success of the KMIC. The KMIC operates 10 months out of the year and users include: Washington County Youth Hockey, Washington County Adult Hockey League, WIAA Ice Bears, Kettle Moraine Figure Skating Club, and the Milwaukee Power.
Mike Quigly, Garnet Ward, Horst Wagner, John Gehl and Connie Hall formed the Washington County Youth Hockey Association in 1975. The first practice was held on Big Cedar Lake near Garnet Ward’s home. It was then moved to a neighborhood rink on Little Cedar Lake.
From there the rink moved to a pond at Silverbrook Dr. and Hickory St.. As the association grew, the need for a more permanent site became necessary. The association contacted Gary Anderson of the West Bend Recreation Department, and the rink was set up on one of the ball diamonds at Regner Park.
In 1977, due to flooding issues, the Park Commission agreed to a new location behind the warming house at Regner Park. In 1992 the “Ice ‘92” fund raising campaign finally helped us to realize our goal of an indoor ice facility, The Kettle Moraine Ice Center.
As the association grew, the building needed to as well and another expansion was completed in 2010. This expansion more than doubled the non-ice areas. This included: 5 new locker rooms, skate rental room, fitness center, new upper and lower lobbies, office space and shooting/multipurpose room.
As the association continues to grow we look forward to the next phase of the Kettle Moraine Ice Center.