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Old April 19th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by rwsz View Post
spending the last 17 years in a rink and art club as a parent i watched skating decline at sessions. the increase and money for rink owners today is in birthday parties and private rink rentals for fundraisers or other functions. the bills are high for them, heat, upkeep and maintaining the floor if they do it. insurance and liability is another cost for sure. so support the rinks when you can and enjoy the outdoors also.
i understand birthday parties and private rink rentals for fundraisers or other functions keep the rinks going.but if you look on the not so skating crowd and make it interesting for them the more parents that go the more kids that skate the more money rink makes.not saying once they turn 16 it's time to drive and skating the last thing on there minds and the parents dont want to sit there 3-4 hours doing nothing and not all of them skate like we do.
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