Ice Skating Rink in the Short North?
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- August 27, 2009 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #298294
the city used to prepare the pond at goodale for ice skating when i was a kid. that was 25 years ago… wonder what the insurance premium for a ice skating rink is?August 27, 2009 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #298295
Love the idea! How about the Italian Village park?August 27, 2009 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #298296
Btw, great idea. How about the lot next to Rossi in front of Salon Lofts. There is also a huge lot on 2nd and High (which I can’t believe no one has developed yet) Any further up and you get away from the core street traffic.August 28, 2009 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #298297
chaptal wrote >>
You forgot to put “giddy Jym Ganahl” on your list. :)August 28, 2009 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #298298
I think the parking lot for the Greystone apartments right @ Hubbard/High would be the best location by far, but then you have to find another spot for all those people to park their carsAugust 28, 2009 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #298299
Hubbard School, is it still a funtioning school? or the old 2nd ave school playground…the wonderbread lot or the Jeffrey, though both a fur piece from High St. have lots of space.August 28, 2009 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #298300
I think Hubbard School is still a school. The Short North Civic Assn does parking there during Comfest, and splits the proceeds with the school.
Does this have to be on a pavement, or is it possible to prep a grassy foundation with an underlayment or something? The union hall on Price has a big parking lot, but they also have a big grassy lot (at least I think it’s them). I don’t think they’d allow part of the paved lot to be used – sometimes they have big meetings (although, couldn’t hurt to ask). However, they might allow the grassy area (maybe if promises of grass seeding were included in the deal). Anyway, it’s just a block off of High, and pretty much right in the middle of the SN.November 20, 2009 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #298301
I was just wondering if there had been any progress on the ice rink. I think it’s a GREAT idea.
I haven’t been able to find anything about Skate on State this year either. Is that a thing of the past?November 21, 2009 4:18 am at 4:18 am #298302
es212300 wrote >>
I haven’t been able to find anything about Skate on State this year either. Is that a thing of the past?
Yeah, they ended it two or maybe three winters ago. From what I heard, the attendance wasn’t enough to justify keeping it going. Anne & I checked it out a few times and enjoyed it. I think they needed a couple of more activities going on in conjunction with it to get it up to the critical mass that it needed. Might be cool to see it return to Columbus Commons or the new Bicentennial Park area of the new Riverfront.November 24, 2009 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #298303
Hopefully, once it gets really cold, the pond in Goodale Park will be available again for ice skating…the water lotus have been cut back and should not impede skaters this year.November 24, 2009 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #298304
I assume your not technically allowed to skate on the pond in Goodale but do people actually do it?November 24, 2009 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #298305
actually I think you are allowed to skate on the pond, folks did it for many years prior to the invasion of the water lotus.November 24, 2009 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #298306
I forgot — why is the Ice Haus skating rink at the Arena not sufficient?November 24, 2009 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #298307
alison wrote >>
I forgot — why is the Ice Haus skating rink at the Arena not sufficient?
Because there are people who think skating outdoors in a wintertime urban setting is fun. The Ice Haus is a good option, as is the OSU Ice Rink and the Chiller.
I still say Jym Ganahal, with a garden hose and the Ibiza lot would rival any trio from Jeni’s :)November 24, 2009 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #298308
didn’t they do this down on the statehouse lawn, or nearby once?
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