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Should Lawrence have an ice rink?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
50% 336
No
 
43% 289
Not sure
 
6% 46
Total 671

Comments

JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

Of course! Lawrence is the place where all your dreams come true!

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blindrabbit 1 year, 11 months ago

Throw in a go-cart track! Anybody remember those trampoline pits that were popular for about a year back in the late 1950's; killed off because the inordinate number of liability injuries. One (6 units) was located about where the recycle bins are in the Checkers parking lot, caddycorner from the Dairyland. If you missed the small trampoline you were in for a hard landing in the gravel; was especially fun while throwing down a Bud, Hamms, Falstaff or Coors!

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James Minor 1 year, 11 months ago

I'd bet the attendance percentage is low for ice skating rinks!!! Are there high school ice hockey teams in Topeka and Kansas City? What about Big12 Hockey??

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BruceWayne 1 year, 11 months ago

YES! With a chitload of LIGHTS. Lawrence loves lights!

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sherbert 1 year, 11 months ago

I would love to see more recreational facilities in town, but if it were financially feasible, private enterprise would provide it. It'll end up like Eagle Bend. Nice to have but competing with private business owners and costing taxpayer money at the same time.

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Stuart Evans 1 year, 11 months ago

privately funded and operated; sure why not, if that's the risk someone is willing to take. On the taxpayer dime, no way!

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Gandalf 1 year, 11 months ago

What happened to the good ole days when they froze water at the parks for a rink in the winter? Too cheap a solution?

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ranger73 1 year, 11 months ago

While we are dreaming why not a winning football team, a good major league baseball team, truly free health care and 2 day work weeks with CEO pay? Or a quadracorn. Definitely a quadracorn-four times better than a unicorn right?

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gccs14r 1 year, 11 months ago

I'd rather extend operating hours of the T so second-shift folks could use it.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 11 months ago

Sure, late night hockey will keep the kids off the streets and out of trouble. And they'll learn some fighting skills too!

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Steven Gaudreau 1 year, 11 months ago

Sure, why not. I would also like a go cart track and a drive in theater.

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BABBOY 1 year, 11 months ago

It would be great idea. Flip the penny pinchers.....

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rtwngr 1 year, 11 months ago

I want to drive the Zamboni!

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50YearResident 1 year, 11 months ago

Sure, right after they build a $10 Million Jo-Jo-learning hall. Nobody ice skates anymore, even roller rinks have failed and people want to build an ice-skating rink? Let private money do it and count the profits.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 11 months ago

Bring out your dead (horses)! Bring out your dead (horses)! And links to outdated polls!

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

Do taxpayers want to spend $75 million for this ice rink?

The question is misleading:

New PLAY Project?

Who is funding the maintenance and staffing of this PLAY project?

How much will this PLAY project cost the taxpayers annually?

What they keep leaving out of this conversation is that this is more of PLAY brought forth by banker and Chamber leader Bonnie Lowe:

Bonnie Lowe - http://www2.ljworld.com/chats/2006/nov/28/bonnie_lowe/

Should a Westside rec center be approved? http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2009/jul/should-city-build-recreation-center-west-lawrence/

Should the city spend $20 million or more on the PLAY project?( The school district has spent $20 million on PLAY - has the spending stopped?) http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2007/may/should_city_spend_20_million_or_more_play_project/

What Kind of Rec Center do you want for Lawrence? http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2007/apr/recreation_survey/

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Carol Bowen 1 year, 11 months ago

I've seen multi purpose ice rinks that are converted to roller rinks and cover for the Farmer's Market depending on the season.

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KS 1 year, 11 months ago

Within five years it will close.

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Lawrence Morgan 1 year, 11 months ago

No. They are very expensive for upkeep. The money that could be spent on an ice rink could go to much better things!

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