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Ice Skating Rink in the Short North?

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  • #77725

    Tigertree
    Member

    Okay, this is a long shot I know, but I want an ice skating rink in the Short North for Holiday this year. I think skate on state didn’t work because, well who is hanging out around the statehouse after dark? But the Short North is packed and it would really help people get in the holiday spirit and, hopefully shop.

    So, does anyone know what the company that operated Skate On State was? And more importantly how they operated. If I could find a Short North space to allow someone to set up for free for the season, would that be the end of my obligations, would the money they made from renting skates and so forth cover it or would there be other financial considerations?

    #298280

    lisathewaitress
    Participant

    I second this. i would love to have an ice skating rink in the Short North. here’s a rental company:

    http://www.nutemp.com/ice_rinks.htm

    does it seem like the sort of thing the blue jackets might sponsor?

    #298281
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Tigertree wrote >>
    So, does anyone know what the company that operated Skate On State was?

    It sounds like it was operated by The Chiller:

    Skate on State Returns – Nov 17 – Dec 31

    #298282

    kessler
    Participant

    damn, Walker beat me to it! (was going to post that link)
    Yeah, I think it would be a good idea, to bad the ibiza-frozen in time spot isn’t more even. It would make a good location for it.

    #298283

    Tigertree
    Member

    There are a few locations that would work out well but for sake of having to go back and say “I shouldn’t have said that,” I’ll just let you speculate. Called both companies already, got put through to the right person… voicemail… Corporate sponsorships should be pretty easy for this. Hopefully I’ll get a call back soon so I can have a more realistic idea of the cost involved.

    #298284

    Coreroc
    Member

    can’t we just freeze the pond in goodale park?

    #298285

    Tigertree
    Member

    Well, theoretically, but there is the issue of the fountain, the huge increased liability, the fact that we would then HAVE to run the program through the city, a program I want in 3 months, not years and it’s not on High St. I am doing this for business…

    #298286

    chaptal
    Participant

    20 degrees.
    Water hose
    Ibiza lot.

    #298287

    alison
    Member

    chaptal wrote >>
    20 degrees.
    Water hose
    Ibiza lot.

    Yes! It’ll be useful in my lifetime!

    #298288

    Coreroc
    Member

    Sorry to humor the thought of the pond I was truly joking. seriously outside of the ibiza lot which would actually take serious leveling before you could do this. Where would you put this to drive business on High St.?

    #298289

    greenhouse1014
    Participant

    Fireproof parking lot? Never see anyone actually parked there…

    #298290

    blammo
    Participant

    High & 5th ave. has a nice empty lot that’s presently unused. Kinda far away from Tigertree though. Other than that, the parking lot for Union right behind the Ibiza site would be great…but it’s being used as a parking lot.

    That fenced in lot next to UDF that the Rossi used to rent for parking would be a pretty cool spot too.

    #298291

    Tigertree
    Member

    Hopefully the local (chiller) will be cheaper, delivery and install for the other company (from Indiana) is close to 60,000

    #298292

    Great idea. I am in to help.

    #298293

    LeePaul
    Member

    That will pretty much guarantee a 70 degree Christmas!

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