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Morry Stillwell
02-12-2011, 02:47 AM
Posted by a reliable source at the Toyota Sports Center rink: http://www.mkforum.net/forum/showthread.php?t=24303

The new rink will be strictly a training center and will not be Dependant on the local and aging population. Frank has long term attachments to Lake Arrowhead and the High Dessert. I look forward to judging tests at his new rink. Frank is a truly high class coach and will bring in high class skaters.

Sylvia
05-05-2011, 11:07 PM
It's been over a year since I started this thread. Here's the latest update on the Cathedral City rink as of late April -- this article includes photos of the rink's current state: http://cathedralcity.kpsplocal2.com/news/business/cathedral-city-tables-loan-ice-rink/73264

The "Desert Ice Castle" was originally slated to open in the old Coca Cola distribution center in [October] 2010. DeRosa indicated unforseen environmental regulations caused the initial delay. However, [Anthony] Liu said Wednesday that if the city did not approve the loan the opening could be pushed back until at least April of 2012.

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110428/NEWS01/104280303/Cathedral-City-puts-off-ice-rink-loan-decision

Frank Carroll, who coached 2010 Olympic gold medalist figure skater Evan Lysacek, has said he will use the facility.
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A grand opening ceremony featuring professional ice skaters was planned for last weekend, and the City Council in February approved a $10,000 sponsorship for it.

The council was skeptical about the ceremony, though, because its scheduled date and the celebrity ice skaters expected to attend were not definite.

City Councilman Charles “Bud” England, in February, called the opening a “huge moving target” and expressed dissatisfaction at its delay.

Even though the sponsorship was approved, no money has been spent because funding still depends on whether organizers confirm details about the gala's date and anticipated guests.

victoriaheidi
05-06-2011, 05:01 AM
:sekret:I have a source headed to PS this weekend. Expect an update.

Sasha'sSpins
05-06-2011, 06:58 AM
:sekret:I have a source headed to PS this weekend. Expect an update.

Thanks! Keep us posted.

And if your 'source' could swing by and take some video of Mirai's attempts at triple axels, and triple lutz-triple loop combos-that would be sweet! :sekret:

victoriaheidi
05-06-2011, 07:06 AM
Thanks! Keep us posted.

And if your 'source' could swing by and take some video of Mirai's attempts at triple axels, and triple lutz-triple loop combos-that would be sweet! :sekret:

Sadly, no-it's a relative who spends time in the PS area and agreed to drive out there for me, so I doubt there'll be any Mirai sightings. :(

all_empty
05-06-2011, 08:08 AM
Palm Springs has a ton of adult shops and clothing optional resorts.

I go for the hiking, but know others who go for um ... a different form of leisure.

And I can tell you I was the youngest person at the resort I stayed at, by at least 15-20 years.

alilou
05-15-2011, 07:19 AM
Here's the latest news on the Ice Castle

Ice Castle given $100,000 loan to complete project
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110513/NEWS01/105120374/Ice-Castle-given-100-000-loan-complete-project


In exchange for the $100,000 loan from Cathedral City's redevelopment agency, Anthony Liu needs to put the Desert Ice Castle building at 68-600 Perez Road up as collateral.

He will have 18 months to pay back the loan, plus 7 percent interest.


With the city on board, the facility could open before the end of 2011 “unless something exceptional comes up,” said Michael Garren, director of marketing and public relations for the ice rink.

“We needed this (loan) to open sooner,” he said.


A grand opening ceremony featuring professional ice skaters was planned for last weekend, and the City Council in February approved a $10,000 sponsorship for it.

Even though the sponsorship was approved, no money has been spent because funding still depends on whether organizers confirm details about the gala's date and anticipated guests.

So I guess Frank won't be going there for a while yet.

isamelia
05-15-2011, 11:46 AM
I was just wondering about this, as the April 23 announced opening came and went without any reports.

I really hope it opens this year so these skaters and Frank can be settled in their training site.

SVFints
05-15-2011, 04:03 PM
me a little bit hard because lots and lots to read in English:shuffle: ... but I'm better at this topic and ask: and instead of Carroll who will now be the oldest coach in Lake Arrowhead? Arutyunyan?:cool: He is now coached by someone?:)

victoriaheidi
05-15-2011, 04:50 PM
As promised, I do have a little bit of an update:

My uncle drove out there about a week ago. He described it as a "windowless block" with the name "Desert Ice Palace" written on the front of the building. He said that it was very insular and private. There was no chain-link fence surrounding the lot; he says that it was easy to pull in to the parking lot, but he couldn't see what was going on inside.

It was, apparently, big enough to house just about everything they could need-remember, they will need to have all of their own resources on-site (ie fitness center, pro shop, perhaps even dance studio). He also said that it would probably be easy enough to just walk in if you wanted to see a skater...but that it probably wouldn't be a good idea. He also wondered maybe there'd be seats or if Carroll would consider doing shows out there (there's enough parking and the building is definitely big enough).

He also said that it would be so easy for the average person to pass. He only stopped in because I asked him to, so he was looking out for it. The only thing that makes it more distinctive from a warehouse is the name written on the front-but that's about it.

Ok, a small update. :sekret:

Iceman
05-15-2011, 06:30 PM
I really don't think this will ever materialize.

Vagabond
05-15-2011, 09:26 PM
Here's a video that was on a local television station in December 2010, with a short interview with Frank Carroll and shots of the interior: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVPuUBmHL6Y.

The delays were apparently due to financing problems that may have been solved:

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110513/NEWS01/105120374/Ice-Castle-given-100-000-loan-complete-project
http://www.kpsplocal2.com/news/local/story/Cathedral-City-Approves-Loan-Terms-for-Ice-Rink/9rJkS_Mgt0KBxatZft_s1g.cspx

isamelia
05-16-2011, 02:31 PM
Does anyone have any updates on Kulik's new skating center?

Sylvia
05-16-2011, 02:34 PM
Does anyone have any updates on Kulik's new skating center?
Here's the original thread if you'd like to bump it up with your question: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77521

Sedge
08-27-2011, 04:21 PM
Article today..it is finally opening

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110827/NEWS01/108270321/Cathedral-City-NHL-style-ice-rink-finally-reality-skating-enthusiasts-across-valley