The City of Hagerstown could reach an agreement with the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association that would allow association officials to continue operating the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex until at least mid-June.
Association officials on Tuesday discussed the proposal with the Hagerstown City Council, whose members agreed to have the contract drafted for review during a later session.
The agreement would let the association continue to operate the complex from Oct. 1 to June 15.
During that time, the association would hold learn-to-skate programs and schedule times for hockey leagues and figure skaters to use the ice, said Jeff Barbour, president of the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association.
According to the agreement, the city would continue to pay about $90,000 a year for utility costs and about $114,000 a year for the next five years to satisfy a loan that city officials incurred to help finance the complex's construction costs.