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Metro Development Group

Wesley Chapel has transformed from a town of sprawling cattle ranches to a hot spot of suburban growth.

Now, there will soon be a new addition – the nation’s first Crystal Lagoon, a 7.5 acre manmade body of turquoise water.

floridahospitalcenterice.com

The largest ice sports complex in the Southeastern United States will open in Wesley Chapel on Thursday.

After a year of construction, Florida Hospital Center Ice has three NHL-size rinks an Olympic rink and a mini-rink.

“It’s the largest ice rink south of New York,” said Managing Partner of Florida Hospital Center Ice Gordie Zimmermann.  “Mostly all the way to California there’s nothing of this scale.”

The facility will host hockey events, including University of South Florida practices and the Men's Adult Nationals.

Yoselis Ramos / WUSF

Nicole Oulsen, the wife of the theater shooting victim in Wesley Chapel, spoke out for the first time Wednesday.

Her husband, Chad Oulsen, was shot by former Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves Jr. after an argument over Oulsen's texting his infant daughter's babysitter.

The couple was on a date night without their 22-month old daughter, Alexis.