New framework agreement between St. Catharines and Ice Dogs


The City of St. Catharines says it has reached an agreement with the Niagara IceDogs on their license agreement at the Meridian Centre. 

In a release the city says the agreement now provides a stronger framework for all parties for the continued success of the Ice Dogs and the Meridian Centre. 

A bit of controversy erupted between the two sides when Ice Dog owners Bill and Denise Burke walked away from a pledge to donate $1 million dollars for the naming of IceDogs Way. 

At issue was the length of the term of  the naming rights. 

Senior staff, along with the Burkes and a third party firm have held lengthy discussions to reach the new framework agreement that will allow the Ice Dogs to remain an important part of the community.