Star Hill Bubble Collapses from Heavy Snow

General Manager Nick Odell said that the bubble gave way to the snow Saturday night.

The Star Hill Athletic Facility bubble collapsed Saturday night from this weekend's heavy snowfall, according to Star Hill's General Manager Nick Odell.

No one was injured from the collapse, Odell said.

Odell explained that the bubble was the only part of the building that was damaged. He anticipates that the fitness center will be open to the public on Monday. 

Staff will be assessing the situation for the next two days before commenting further, Odell said.

Star Hill opened in Tolland in 2009. The weather-protected bubble contained basketball courts, volleyball courts, turf field and an indoor track.

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Vickie Hadge February 10, 2013 at 05:12 PM
So sad; please let us know if the community can help.
Concerned Longmeadow Parent February 10, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Can Soccer games still be played ? Maybe the roof can be patched with Saran Wrap or Duct Tape or a combination of the two ?
Jayme Kunze February 10, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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Kelly Smagacz February 10, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Glad to hear there were no injuries. Hopefully repairs can be made
Kelly February 10, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Show us some pictures!
Jayme Kunze February 10, 2013 at 08:16 PM
I tried, Kelly, but no success. Perhaps they will release some later.
Tony Rogers February 10, 2013 at 08:57 PM
This is such a loss for the families who enjoyed the complex.
Jim G. February 10, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Interesting. Most flexible buildings have shakers or can be pulsed with internal air pressure to shake snow and ice accumulation loose. I ass/u/med such a structure here would be so protected. At least no one was hurt...
MaryAnn February 10, 2013 at 09:18 PM
WFSB has 1 on its Fb page.
Jayme Kunze February 10, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Hmm perhaps it's reader-submitted. I went up there but was asked politely to leave so I did not get a picture.
Kelly February 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM
thank you Jayme
Kelly February 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Ruh-Roh Scooby..is that what the compressor was for......."epic fail". Sorry for the loss :-(
Kelly February 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM
thank Maryann...I just to WFSB Facebook and there it was...it doesn't look like much does it? Just a bunch of white.....


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