Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small visited the Atlantic City skate area.
Mayor Small issued the following statement. This is great news for the many parents and the thousands of hockey/skating fans and participants.
The City of Atlantic City released the following statement about the Atlantic City Skate Zone tonight:
“Mayor Small and administration officials gave a tour of the Atlantic City Skate Zone facility this evening. After discussions with the CRDA and Comcast, the City of Atlantic City will continue to temporarily operate the facility as a skating rink until April 2023.”
A petition bringing together more than 6,000 signatures, as well as many enthusiasts behaving in a very professional manner, allowed this favorable result.
Mayor Small and Atlantic City City Council President George Tibbitt have been doing everything in their power to keep the Atlantic City skate area open.
Tibbitt is very familiar with the sport of hockey and has extensive experience operating ice rinks.
Tibbitt’s role in this success was considerable.
Small added: “The building is in serious need of repairs and we look forward to ensuring those repairs are carried out. The city continues to work to identify the best possible long-term use of this facility while keeping the interests and needs of Atlantic City residents in mind,” Small concluded.
The hockey and skating communities have been granted a new “lease on their rink life” for more than a year.
This is a big win for the power of positive citizen activism, coupled with a responsive Mayor and Council President, who were ready to step up and make this outcome happen.
NOTE ON PROGRAMMING: Tibbitt will be our guest on the air today, Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss this topic in detail.