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Moving the ice rink creates the following problems and added expenses: Buildings to house the skating/concessions, a building and shop to house and service the new $250k zamboni, plus you'll need locker rooms for the hockey players, the huge Glycol system will have to be completely torn down and rebuilt, and it won't have the help of the already existing hillside to help it run more efficiently. All of those trees will have to come out and be replaced with artificial windscreens to protect the ice from debris, the kockey kids will have to park at the garage and carry their equipment through river park square to get to the ice, and that will be one of the biggest hang outs for the already existing transient problems on that corner... The rink must be a full size Olympic/ Collegiate rink to attract dedicated skaters/hockey players. I worked at the temporary ice rink set up at the Coeur d'Alene resort a few years back, it was a disaster. Riverfront parks rink is nice, but could definitely use a face lift. However, if you are going to build it you absolutely MUST build it right and not just toss it in as an afterthought.
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