by Duluth News Tribune
February 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm in Duluth News Tribune
The fate of the Congdon recreation space, which currently has three rinks and a warming shack, has become one of the most controversial points of the school district’s Red Plan. Continue Reading
Tags: congdon park, Education, lakeside, School Board, updates 5 Comments »
This seems like a sensible decision. And the fact of the matter is the school grounds will be better off if the rinks find another home. The ice kills the grass and leaves behind nothing but rocks and mud. School kids need grass a lot more than they do ice.
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No one asked the kids how they felt, or what they wanted. We’ll see how everyone feels when the rinks are gone, and there is nothing there but snow and cars. Oh, and soccer and baseball. Where are we? MN? I think not. This plan sucks. I hope Ann Wasson is happy! She won! I hope no one spills the beans on her and her JCI connection.
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Sensible decision, Really? Do you live in Mn?? School kids do not attend school in our short 3 months of summer luxury grass, they are there starting (September through June 6 ) It is still normally cold in June and cold in september and freezing ground in Duluth. The rinks are used approx 6 months during the winter by all the students( during the school year) also during and after school not to mention by the public too. My children have played baseball and soccer there as well in kintergarden- 2nd grade only, the fields were fine because they plant grass in the spring. Well now, instead of rock and mud.. it will be concrete!! Much Better?? Maybe our new home rink will be in your back yard?
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Our Rinks have been there for the school, community and hockey program for almost 100 years and maintained and funded by hockey parents only! Congdon provides skates for the children who don’t own skates or can”t afford skates during class skate once a week, they all love skate day!! I help tie skates, and they all thank me with excitement. You come next year and tell them they are not skating this school year??? Can we flood the parking lot????
Well, it looks like no one “won”, and no one is happy. I think that’s about the best that could have happened.
The variances required could still throw a wrench in the works, if the city says no, it’s back to the drawing board again.
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