The Central Florida Dreamplex began as a simple idea to open an ice rink to provide new entertainment and athletic options for the city of Clermont, FL. When united with FAITH, the idea evolved to reach and serve a much wider community. The building project expanded to accommodate multiple functions and users. Therapy and rehabilitation services could be offered for pediatrics, athletes, the disabled, and the elderly. Athletic programs could be available for disabled individuals. Partnerships could be formed with other local and national non-profit groups to unite the community and bring hope to thousands of individuals who at times can feel forgotten.
The Central Florida Dreamplex will offer programming in multiple activities, drawing visitors of varying interests. The focus will be on adaptive sports and alternative therapies, but the building will thrive because of its versatile and multi-purpose design.
While the general able-bodied public will be welcome to enjoy this facility, what will set it apart are its programs for the disabled population. A unique fitness center will be available for patrons with disabilities and their families only. Specialized equipment will make staying active and healthy a real possibility. The complex would accommodate sled and disabled hockey, power wheelchair and amputee soccer, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and Miracle League baseball, among others.
The first scheduled phase includes a fitness center for patrons with disabilities and their family members. The fitness center may also include a separate area for able-bodied members. This first phase will also include two full-size basketball courts (also serves as four volleyball courts), a condensed gymnastics arena, office space, locker rooms, a Special Olympics Hall of Fame, rock wall, indoor track, and therapeutic pools.
The second phase of the facility includes day care space, event and multi-purpose meeting space, and classrooms/party rooms.
The final phase of the Central Florida Dreamplex brings two NHL-sized ice rinks to South Lake County. Additionally, one rink will use a concrete base that allows for it to be multi-purpose in use.
- General Public Use
- Public ice skating, ice hockey, figure skating, broomball
- Basketball leagues
- Volleyball leagues
- Indoor Soccer
- Box Lacrosse
- Summer Camps that utilize all venues within the Dreamplex
- Adaptive Sports/Activities
- Wheelchair basketball
- Sled Hockey
- Adaptive Figure Skating
- Sitting Volleyball
- Goalball (for those with visual impairments)
- Power (Wheelchair) Soccer
- Amputee Soccer
- Miracle League Baseball
- Challenger Flag Football
- Quad Rugby
- Tae Kwon Do