MA electric rates went up 60% on November 1. RI rates 47%. These costs are heading directly to the tuition rates for next season. I would not be surprised if we see more rinks shutting down during the warmer months than we have in the past.
Most public rinks close in the summer. But they are taxpayer funded and often lose money. Many private rinks stay open during the summer because they need the revenue. Hard to go three months with no revenue when you have loans on the real estate, building costs, etc.
And, yes, the war on energy will seriousluly damage or kill ice hockey.
It speaks volumes whn you hurl insults instead of arguments.
This board has a large number of retarded posts, but this is the most retarded in my years of reading it.
Pick up a bottle or switch to some porn. It may cheer you up.
I don't think this post is that out there. Seems like electricity is a big issue.
I was at a rink recently that had a generator and the it cost the rink 7k a day just to run the one generator.
Perhaps rinks should consider solar panels at some point.
Curious why this post is 'retarded' and no I'm not even the OP. It costs a lot of money to run a rink period never mind run it well. I see posts of people complaining about puddles on ice and it being too cold. Wake up. These are all issues that have come to rise. We keep letting in illegal aliens and end up having to support them and can't even pay for our own electricity to run things.
Nothing wrong with OP. It raises a vaid question and is inspired by current events. People who are blinded to the truth and/or can't articulate a cogent counter OP's point resort to name-calling.
It's a last resort for the weak minded ... sor of like calling your political opponants racist.
Responding with insults instead of cogent arguments is a concession. If you had a case against OP's point, you would have made it.
I disagree. A good quality "point and laugh" can convey just as much as a well-articulated diatribe.
Sorry your debate got cut!