The Seattle Kraken welcomed media members and invited guests to the launch of the Kraken Community Iceplex. Insidehockey.com captured some sights and sounds from the event.
In an exclusive interview, Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke discussed on the location criteria and his collaboration with Starbucks to build the NHL’s newest practice facility.
The complex will not only host Kraken practices but also a community building dedicated to growing hockey, figure skating and curling.
Three NHL-sized ice rinks
12 locker rooms
Two meeting rooms
32 Bar & Grill
Kraken Team Store
Kraken Staff HQ
Kraken Training Facility & Hockey Operations
Starbucks Community Store
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Medical Pavilion
WaFd Bank ATM
Seattle Kraken Training Camp & Practices
Youth & Adult Learn to Skate Programs
Youth & Adult Learn to Play Programs
Youth Hockey Leagues
Adult Hockey Leagues
Figure Skating Training Programs
Drop in Hockey, Stick n Puck & Freestyle
Ice Rentals, Private Events & Birthday Parties
Launch event, rinks #1 and 3 video:
Leiweke and Camille Hymes, Starbucks VP US Community Impact, elaborated on their partnership. A key element of the relationship is the inclusion of a Starbucks Community Store inside the Iceplex that emphasizes economic development of underserved communities.
Tod Leiweke and Camille Myles exclusive interview video: