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The Save the Rinks effort was formed in September 2011 after a group of concerned community members learned that a revised plan for the Congdon Park Elementary School renovation significantly decreased the available ice. A large scale effort has been initiated to learn the facts and to distribute information to all neighbors, students, and other community members. The most current renovation drawing calls for completely eliminating all three rinks (this plan also eliminates summer use of space by soccer and softball associations). These rinks provide a safe and structured environment for area youth and community members to skate for free and be active during the long winter months. A steering committee has been formed to work on being proactive on informing our community and initiating discussions with Duluth Public Schools in any matters relating to this proposed renovation.
Our mission is to work together with Duluth Public Schools to preserve almost 100 years of tradition providing ice and promoting youth activity during our long winter months. We hope to inform and engage the community and be advocates for maintaining this valuable resource in our community.
UPDATE 2/28/12 -
The School Board vote on our rinks is tonight! There is still time to send an email to Schoolboard@duluth.k12.mn.us and to the Superintendent at William.Gronseth@duluth.k12.mn.us
Please come and show your support to keep the Congdon Ice Rinks! 6:30 p.m. tonight 2/28 at 215 North First Avenue East
Please join us tonight and help us fill the room with supporters. Come even if you want to show "silent" support!!! If you wish to speak, arrive 15 minutes prior to meeting to sign up for public comment - you will have up to 3 minutes to speak when they call your name. Encourage the board to only vote in favor of the plan that offers the most recreational space for our children instead of a parking lot.
Lets cross that finish line together! See you there!
UPDATE 2/7/12 -
OUTDOOR SPACE MEETING @ 4:00 p.m. Tues., Feb. 7, 2012 - TODAY