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November 29, 2005
RE Scanlon Ice Rink ("Kensington Kids Frozen Out"): In April, it was made clear to everyone, including Councilman Mariano, that the ice rink would have to be closed for major repairs. The funding for this is a capital budget expense, and each Council member is directly responsible for his respective district. As for the amount of funding available, each Council district is appropriated $1.2 million in capital funding each year. However, in each of the past two years, Mayor Street has authorized each district to spend only $500,000 - less than half of its appropriation.
NEWS
November 18, 1990 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Haverford Township Board of Commissioners is evaluating a number of suggestions on how it can increase the collection of business taxes and bring more skaters into the township's ice rink, the Skatium. One of the suggestions came Thursday night from Charles B. Guernsey during the second public session on the proposed $14 million 1991 budget. The former Radnor Township manager, who now collects business privilege and mercantile taxes for municipalities, told the board he was confident he could increase collections of business privilege and mercantile taxes if the commissioners agreed to sign a contract with him. "There is a need for somebody to do a real job in this field over and above what some firms are doing," he said.
NEWS
January 24, 1988 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
The midday sunlight that streaked through the rooftop windows of the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society in Ardmore gave the ice a pristine shimmer. Figure skaters clad in sweatshirts, leotards, jackets and coats moved about the rink. They skated alone or in pairs, tracing figures, executing dance patterns or casually skating laps around the edge of the ice. At the far end of the rink was 69-year-old Joe Krush of Wayne. Surrounded by a group of 15 skaters, coaches and spectators, Krush demonstrated why fellow club members have been known to call him "an old swamp skater.
NEWS
November 11, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Less than a month after the township celebrated its last payment on the Skatium, it will look at a proposal for a second ice rink. The 20-year-old Skatium has grown so popular that its youth organization has had to turn away hundreds of children who want to play hockey, Skatium director Dave Schultz said during a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday night. "The bottom line is there are a number of people who would want to have another ice surface," Schultz said. "If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen.
NEWS
June 20, 1991 | By Karen Auge, Special to The Inquirer
Two days a week, October through April, Tom Kozlik rises in the pre-dawn chill, dresses before the morning newspapers are delivered to his neighborhood, and leaves his Lower Makefield home early enough to share the road with only street cleaners and police cars. Kozlik, 17, doesn't collect trash or make doughnuts. He plays hockey. To do that, he must either make a 30-minute trek to Grundy Recreation Center in Bristol for 4:30 a.m. practices, or drive an hour to Viking Ice Center in King of Prussia.
NEWS
November 1, 1986 | By Rick Lyman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Score one for the Trumpster. Back in June, when the city's bungled, six-year effort to renovate the Wollman Ice-Skating Rink in Central Park was $12 million over budget with no end in sight, real-estate tycoon Donald Trump stepped forward. Just give the project to me, he said, and I'll finish the rink by Christmas. This Christmas. And for free. "I have total confidence that we will be able to do it," Trump said at the time. "I am going on record as saying that I will not be embarrassed.
NEWS
October 9, 1997 | by April Adamson and Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writers
An ambitious $130 million plan for Philadelphia's riverfront would wrap a movie theater complex, an ice rink, a shopping area and an amphitheater into a monstrous, glass-enclosed superstructure on Columbus Boulevard. The newly-completed blueprints, displayed at a meeting for neighborhood residents last night, were the public's first peek at the project since Mayor Rendell announced plans to develop the waterfront in May. "Everybody likes the design," said Lorna Lawson, a member of the Society Hill Civic Association.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2007 | By Brooke Honeyford FOR THE INQUIRER
Winter's here and it's time for the Blue Cross RiverRink to host its 10th annual Healthy Kids Fest, a Sunday afternoon of ice skating and family activities designed to show exercise can be fun. Staff from the Little Gym, which specializes in motor skill development, will provide fitness demonstrations and exercise instruction. Family-friendly fitness videos will be shown on a giant video wall in the building next to the rink. Guests are invited to play "Better Body Bingo," in which the first person to create the proper meal with the items on his or her card wins; and "If You Must Snack," where participants will be quizzed on better snack choices.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | By Joseph N. DiStefano and Lisa Schwartz, Special to The Inquirer
This may be a hot summer, but South Jersey's ice cap is expanding - by 400 percent. Can the area support four new hockey and figure skating rinks? Planners in Pennsauken and Washington Township think so. Last month planning boards in both towns approved proposals for separate two-rink complexes that will augment, and presumably compete with, the area's existing rink at The Coliseum sports complex in Voorhees Township. The Pennsauken plan - dubbed TROP, for Twin Rinks of Pennsauken - is projected to rise this fall on four partly wooded acres at the intersection of River and Bethel Roads, in an industrial area five minutes from the Betsy Ross Bridge and the lucrative Northeast Philadelphia market.
NEWS
July 24, 1998 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nearly 20 years after casinos arrived in Atlantic City, it appears as though the resort town is about to get something nongamblers can enjoy: a hockey rink. Comcast-Spectacor, in a joint venture with Scarborough Properties, has undertaken a feasibility study to build an ice-skating facility for public use adjacent to the Sandcastle Baseball Stadium in Atlantic City. The firms will have 60 days to complete their study and form an agreement to develop and operate the facility. Scarborough is a commercial real-estate developer based in Gibbsboro.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
THE BLUE CROSS RiverRink reopens as an open-air roller rink Friday. It's the only local one of its kind. And it's right on time. The past two winters, heated lounges, craft shopping and cocoa-serving firepits, together called "Winterfest," have operated alongside the ice rink. From Thanksgiving 2014 to March, 100,000 people came. Last summer, the nearby harbor at Spruce Street set up planted barges with bars, boardwalk games, misting trees, food vendors and neon hammocks for a pop-up park.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jackson Davis smiled and nodded in delight in response to his mother's question. "Do you like to go fast?" Kristine Davis had asked her 4-year-old son as he prepared to enter the Pennsauken ice rink Friday afternoon. The young boy's parents secured a black hockey helmet to his head before putting him on the Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park. Before long, his small skates were kicking atop the ice as his father, Bryan, trailed behind in supervision. "He does better than me," Kristine Davis, 40, of Oaklyn, said of her son, who takes weekly skating lessons.
NEWS
November 20, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Outdoor ice skating is returning to a once-popular spot in Camden County. An ice rink is set to open next week, on Black Friday, in Pennsauken's Cooper River Park. The 50- by 70-foot rink will be surrounded by music, strings of lights, and tents selling hot chocolate and pretzels, county officials said. "This is our crown jewel," Camden City Council president Frank Moran said. "We are turning the park into a winter wonderland. " The park was a popular skating location decades ago, county officials said.
NEWS
August 21, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The plan for Dilworth Plaza - to be renamed Dilworth Park - is really two projects rolled into one. At street level, the goal is to create a welcoming civic space where office workers, tourists, and residents can relax in the shadow of City Hall. Down below will be a big, new waiting room for subway riders. Some notable features: To enhance views of City Hall's lavish Beaux-Arts facade, the park was kept uncluttered and largely flat in the center. Like a good neoclassical building, it is symmetrical, with a grass lawn at the north end and a flat water feature at the south.
NEWS
December 3, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLASSBORO Austin Berndlmaier visited Glassboro's Winterland Ice Skating rink on Friday and then returned Sunday with one goal in mind: to become a better skater than his cousins. "They were out here skating circles around me," the 13-year-old from Washington Township said, taking a break at the railing. "I'm out here trying to get good so I can skate around them. " His father, Frank Berndlmaier, said that goal and the magical draw of a cold outdoor rink on a brisk winter day would make the family repeat customers this season - and bring them back to a place never known for family entertainment.
TRAVEL
May 27, 2013 | By Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
PARIS - This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world - and it sure knows it. That's why the French capital - ranked among the world's priciest and most visited - can afford to charge tourists so dearly for sampling its timeless beauty and world-class cuisine. But if you are willing to give up your foie gras and champagne, there's a whole world out there for the budget-conscious traveler. Here are five things that prove that the city of romance knows better than most the best things in life are free.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2013 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are still a little more than a year off, but figure skaters are gearing up this week for the big event. The pool of likely Olympians should emerge at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which opened Sunday in Omaha, Neb., and continue through this weekend. You can catch the action on NBC10 from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Or you can mark the occasion by lacing up a pair of skates and following in the tracings of some of the many elite skaters who train or teach in the Philadelphia area.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer 215-854-4172, walshse@phillynews.com
IT'S A FAMILIAR sight these days. Firefighters lined City Council chambers to heckle a Nutter administration policy and cheer those questioning it. About three dozen firefighters showed up in union colors to a public-safety committee hearing Wednesday that probed the administration's decision to, once again, appeal a ruling that would give firefighters retroactive pay raises and other financial awards. The committee considered a resolution, introduced by Councilman David Oh, that seeks to pin down a price tag on what enforcing the arbitration ruling would cost the city, possibly through an outside review.
TRAVEL
February 26, 2012
10 for the Road You can plan now to attend these events that are within a day's drive of Philadelphia. Connecticut. "Dinosaurs Alive-Jurassic Treehouse" at the Children's Museum in West Hartford features multimedia scenarios and animatronic dinosaurs. Tue.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.thechildrensmuseumct.org ; 860-231-2824. Delaware. "The American Eagle: Symbol of Freedom and Enterprise to the DuPont Family" opens March 10 at Eleutherian Mills.
SPORTS
February 3, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
AT FIRST glance, it was a throwaway moment - a routine play in the NHL that you probably wouldn't spend another second thinking about. The Predators' net, with Anders Lindback on the bench, was as empty as the Wells Fargo Center, since Wayne Simmonds' goal with 4 minutes and 41 seconds left had already sent most of the 19,823 in attendance sprinting toward the parking lot. Jaromir Jagr picked up the puck in the neutral zone and barreled in...
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