History of MSC

Friends of Middlebury Hockey (FOMH) was founded in 1979 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a goal to support youth hockey of all types in the Middlebury area. Since that time, it has been active in yearly fundraising to support youth hockey financially. It also has been directly involved in the fundraising, construction, expansion and ongoing improvements of the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury. Sometime after the initial construction, the Memorial Sports Center was signed over to the Town of Middlebury for ownership, however FOMH has managed and operated the Memorial Sports Center during its entire existence. The FOMH Board meets each 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00PMat the Middlebury Inn.

Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The MAHA mission is to develop and administer USA Hockey youth hockey programs in the Middlebury area. In addition to standard USA Hockey programs, MAHA also develops and offers Learn to Skate and Pond Hockey programs to develop newcomers to the game. The MAHA board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at the Middlebury Interactive Languages building off of Exchange Street — parents and players are welcome to attend these meetings with questions, concerns, comments or suggestions. Further information on MAHA can be found at www.middhockey.com

Memorial Sports Center Commission (MSCC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that provides fundraising, oversight and guidance for the development and operation of the Memorial Sports Center and related facilities. It currently oversees the banner advertising program at the Memorial Sports Center. The proceeds of the banner advertising program benefit one time projects and ongoing improvements of the Memorial Sports Center. The MSCC Board meets quarterly.

The Memorial Sports Center (MSC) fundraising project is fuels ongoing improvement of Memorial Sports Center. The MSC, opened in 1993, is the product of a resoundingly successful community fundraising campaign that combined donations, countless volunteer hours, “in kind” services, and incredible community generosity. The community then continued to invest in our shared facility with an upgrade in 1995 from the original temporary ice system to a seasonal ice system, followed by a second upgrade in 2000 to install permanent refrigeration. Our community also generously provided for the installation of donated boards and bleachers, as well as a new Zamboni room.  Today, a new public campaign seeks funds to allow the completion of a second floor heated viewing area and community space.