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.
November 18, 1990 |
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.
January 24, 1988 |
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.
November 11, 1994 |
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.
June 20, 1991 |
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.
November 1, 1986 |
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.
October 9, 1997 |
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.
January 12, 2007 |
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.
June 6, 1991 |
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.
July 24, 1998 |
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.