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Kingsbridge National Ice Center in Bronx NYC to feature 9 rinks, 1st 5 by Sept. 2018

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Club comp. season is here!

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    Sarah Hughes, Mark Messier Team Up For Bronx Skating Center Project
    Olympic gold medalist and hockey star part of a project to turn an empty New York City armory into a massive ice sports center. Article: http://greatneck.patch.com/groups/e...sier-team-up-for-bronx-skating-center-project

    Press release and video from today's press conference: http://www.mikebloomberg.com/index.cfm?objectid=37195847-C29C-7CA2-FF1E2AF19E658D62
     
  2. Willowway

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    I hope this actually happens. Having that huge public space empty and wasted in Metro NYC is just a shame. With Messier (he is almost universally known and admired here - a HUGE name) attached I hope it will attract the neighborhood support, financing and solid management it needs. That said, I fear that figure skating will, as usual, get the leftovers. Hockey is the money-maker and will get the lion's share of space, ice time, facilities, design considerations, etc. That is understandable from an economics point of view but I'm a figure skating fan... The number of ice surfaces will certainly change the local landscape for youth hockey and might also free up some ice time elsewhere in the greater metro area for FS, especially on weekends in season when hockey leagues really take over.
     
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