In association with the directors of Iron Ice, Inc., we are proud to bring KJ's Ice Barn to Southern Utah. Located in Enoch, Utah, and established in 2022. Our vision is to grow and foster an environment for all to enjoy. Whether that be as a part of the many hockey or figure skating programs, parties, batting cages, pickleball courts, gym, and so much more. This new facility has been a dream for our community, staff, and members who have worked tirelessly for over a decade to bring about this project we are so passionate about.
While established in 2022, our history stretches back more than 12 years of operating and overseeing ice rinks and programs. Starting in St. George, with the Dixie Igloo, where a youth following began behind our mission. This community has sprouted up wherever it was thrown, from a farm, and to assisting with the creation of YETI (Youth and Enthusiasts Together for Ice). It took two years of events, fundraising every weekend, over 3,500 petition signatures, and hundreds of volunteer hours to get the assistance needed to create these programs.
A semi-permanent ice rink was constructed at the Cedar City Aquatic Center. It became a community with over 150 youth hockey players, two adult leagues, and full high school varsity and junior varsity teams. From these humble beginnings, the high school team played in the state championship in 2018. We have alumni that have gone on to play in youth national championships, collegiately, and for junior teams.
The facility at the aquatic center was eventually dismantled, but the community stayed. We came together again to create a natural freeze rink at Woods Ranch. Despite harsh weather and the drive, people stayed dedicated to the ice rink. After the season at Woods Ranch, we are finally able to create KJ’s Ice Barn and receive funding for a brand new facility for this community to continue to evolve and grow. We look forward to seeing you join us at KJ's Ice Barn soon!
Meet the Board
Ice Rink Coordinator, Event Director,
Head of Advertising & Sponsors
Kerry is the president of the Southern Utah Yeti, the organization that runs and facilitates the local youth ice sports. She also volunteers her time as a coach (Kerry is level 4 USA Hockey certified and Silver Goaltending) and team manager for the local high school hockey team. Most of her time outside of work is spent with her family, on ice with the youth, traveling for her children's hockey events, or with the teams in our organization. She has been fortunate enough to volunteer as a manager for our local rinks and overseeing day-to-day operations since 2009. Kerry is the rink coordinator, event director, and head of advertising & sponsors.
Head of Maintenance &
Ice Rink Caretaker
Chad has been head coach (Chad is level 4 USA Hockey certified) of the Southern Utah high school hockey team since 2014. Originally from Northern Utah, Chad's hockey career began at Fremont High School in Ogden, Utah, where led his team to their first state championship in 1997. At the age of 16, he was ranked the number one hockey player in the Western United States. He went on to play for team Utah, as well as Weber State University’s Hockey team. Chad is the head of maintenance and the caretaker for KJ’s Ice Barn.
Head of Community Outreach,
Pro Shop Operations
Alyssa has been a hockey goalie since 2009. She has participated twice in the youth hockey national championships. Since graduating high school in Cedar City, Utah, she has continued her hockey career and has been coaching 2018 in the youth organization (Alyssa is level 1 USA certified). Alyssa began coaching the U16 Utah Lady Grizzlies in 2022. She is the program coordinator & head of community outreach at KJ’s Ice Barn, as well as oversees the pro shop.
Social Media Liaison, Marketing, & Operations
With various schools and professions, Shari has a 20-year background in website design, photography, social media, and management. In the early stages, Shari worked many volunteer hours alongside Kerry Fain and family in efforts to bring an ice rink facility to Southern Utah. Shari is the website designer and social media liaison.
WHO IS IRON ICE?
Iron Ice Inc is a non-profit organization created by like-minded, generous individuals to facilitate the creation of KJ's Ice Barn. Our goal is to give financial assistance and foster wholesome growth opportunities for our community's youth.
To continue along this journey, we will be kicking off with our project of funding and building KJ's Ice Barn, projected to be open winter of 2023.
If you would like to get involved, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.