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Private group receives go-ahead to raise money for south Reno ice rink

The Vegas Golden Knights open their inaugural development camp Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Las Vegas Ice Center. (KSNV)

Washoe County commissioners have given a private group the go-ahead to raise money for an ice rink proposal in south Reno.

The Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association will need to raise $5-7 million for the project at South Valley Regional Park.

Group executives say that once the money is raised, they will have to apply for a building permit. Reno Ice, a non-profit organization and affiliate of the Ice Skating Association, would operate the facility.

The group plans to build a National Hockey League-sized rink in the first phase, followed by an Olympic-sized rink in the second phase.

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