Ducks, Great Park pair up for ice rink

The Anaheim Ducks may start flocking to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

The NHL team, and its representatives H&S Ventures LLC, are in negotiations with the park to create a community skating rink.

The item was presented during Thursday's Great Park board meeting. Park Chief Executive Mike Ellzey has been authorized to move forward on the agreement.

"An ice facility developed in partnership with the Anaheim Ducks would make a tremendous addition to our sports park," Ellzey said in a prepared statement. "We look forward to negotiating an agreement that will bring ice rinks to the Great Park for a variety of uses."

H&S Ventures LLC proposed the idea to the park as a way to promote ice sports. The preliminary discussion outlines a multi-sheet rink, options to include stadium seating and public access.

During the meeting, the board also approved Ellzey to ask the public for suggestions regarding music producers for a new special music event.

The Ducks did not comment on the negotiations.

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