Facilities & ParksThe Marty Pavelich Ice Rink
The History of the Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association (BSSHA)
Eventually, the BSSHA Board concluded that, with additional fundraising, they had a chance of moving even closer to their ultimate goal of a permanent, refrigerated ice facility. In 2015, they applied to the Resort Tax Board for funds that would allow them to replace their aging wood dasher boards with a new set suitable for a permanent rink. The Resort Tax Board agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar, all funds raised by the BSSHA up to $25,000. With a large donation by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and a successful golf tournament, the BSSHA was quickly within range of achieving its fundraising goal. With a successful “Board Sponsorship” campaign and the support of several foundations, including the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, the BSSHA, by October 2015, had raised the additional amounts needed to obtain the full Resort Tax Board match. The BSHHA then purchased the new boards, and player boxes, and these are now being used at the rink. This enabled the BSSHA, for the first time, to have a regulation sized hockey arena!
Today in Big Sky
With the completion of BASE, the permanent ice rink was finalized in Town Center along with new boards, and permanent housing for the Zamboni. In 2022, BSCO acquired all BSSHA assets and officially began delivering all ice programming, scheduling and rink maintenance. BSSHA is focusing is on fundraising for the needs of the variety of ice programming provided by BSCO. If you have questions on ice programming, open skate or are interested in learning more, please email email@example.com.
BSCO Public Trails
BSCO manages 23+ miles of trails that are all multi-use and multi-directional.
Ralph’s Pass (closed in winter)