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City welcomes new ice garden manager

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Bloomington Briefing Published July 11, 2021
Updated on July 11, 2021
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The Bloomington Ice Garden has a new manager. In April, Lenny Schmitz joined the City with a background in parks and recreation, budgeting, facility management, food and concession operations, and contract and vendor management.

From his impressive record of professional and volunteer work in the public sector, Schmitz is poised to excel in his new role. His breadth of experience encompasses more than two decades of service with Three Rivers Park District, as well as Carver and Dakota counties. His expertise includes providing leadership for park operations, events and programs, along with the supervision of staff and volunteers.

For six years, Schmitz was a dedicated volunteer serving on the City’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission. He served as the commission’s chair for five years.

As a Bloomington resident, Schmitz is honored to work as ice garden manager. 

“The Bloomington Ice Garden has a history of excellence as a world-class facility for hockey and figure skating.” Schmitz said. “I look forward to strengthening those traditions within the Bloomington community and for our many visitors.”