City to Consider Bringing Ice Rink Back For Season

The Community Services District on Tuesday will consider a staff recommendation to approve the operation of an ice skating rink again this holiday season.

Strap on your skates; the ice is coming back to Temecula this winter.

Or it will once the city approves a recommendation from staff to allow operators of the rink to bring it back for a fourth year during the holidays.

The Community Services District on Tuesday will consider the staff recommendation during the 7 p.m. City Council meeting.

According to a staff report, the rink last year attracted more than 10,000 residents and visitors, which was also a boon to area businesses.

The rink is always placed at the end of Main Street, across the road from the Civic Center, which is on Mercedes Street.

The rink, if allowed to be installed, will be open from Dec. 14 to Jan. 6, for 12 hours a day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; should the operators wish to keep it open longer, the city is prepared to allow operation until Jan. 13.

On New Year's Eve, the skating rink will be open until 1 a.m. and special, family-friendly activities will be held beginning at 5 p.m.

Total cost to contract the operation out will be $36,500, the staff report indicates.






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3j October 07, 2012 at 07:47 PM
We really enjoyed the ice skating rink. I hope it is approved.
Darlana October 08, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Our schools are falling a part and you hope it is approved? Our schools are begging for money. Our teachers are trying to sell bonds to work in Temecula. That said we have money for Ice Skating Rinks? We have layed off Teachers and our class rooms are bigger. Our students in Temecula have more days off that ever before. But we have money for Ice Skating Rinks. Our city has lost its way. Use that money on our schools.
DC Me October 08, 2012 at 09:04 PM
This was a nice, cheap and healthy way to spend much needed family time!
Jessica October 09, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Let's do the math.... $10 per person x 10,000+ people per year. Costs are $36,500. Sounds like it could be a "money maker" for the city and positive for it's residents. How about we take the PROFITS and put them toward the schools??


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