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Milwaukee boy asks for donations to save Waupun Ice Arena

By Terri Pederson, Daily Citizen, 03/19/23, 10:45AM CDT


WAUPUN – A Milwaukee boy will be celebrating his 11th birthday this weekend and in lieu of presents is asking for donations to help save a rival team’s ice rink, the Waupun Ice Arena.

Memphis Klug skates for the Milwaukee Winter Club and is asking for his fifth-grade classmates from Immanuel Lutheran to give donations for the endangered ice arena during his birthday party at the Pettit National Ice Center on Saturday.

Rachael Jurek, a volunteer who is also trying to save the ice arena, said that the Waupun Ice Arena is one of the oldest community rinks in Wisconsin and one of the few still run by an all-volunteer group.

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