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McKinney Skating Center To Expand

McKinney StarCenterMcKinney’s Dr. Pepper StarCenter is about to expand. The city has given the go ahead for funding the ice skating complex to add a third ice rink and 1,800 more seats.

The StarCenter opened in 2009 as a partnership between the Dallas Stars, the City of McKinney, the McKinney Community Development Corporation, and Craig Ranch. Additionally, Dr. Pepper is the primary sponsor of the facility.

The current facility has two sheets of ice, a full-service StarStuff pro shop, a snack bar and four meeting rooms. The 46,000 square foot expansion will add another rink, more seating, expanded locker rooms, and more parking.

The center is home to amateur adult and junior hockey teams, free skating, figure skating and other activities. It has rooms for birthday parties and corporate meetings.

The City Council approved a new 20-year lease on the property that provided for the $8.5-million expansion. According to the lease agreement, the StarCenter will pay $60,000 per month for rent for years one through five, and $65,000 per month for years six through 20.

The Dallas Stars NHL team will hold a practice session at the Center on October 4, and then annually thereafter. The practices are open to the public.

The Center is located off Collin McKinney Parkway and Stars Avenue, east of Alma Road.

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