How much to run a skating rink?
RE: CRA annuls waterfront trust’s charitable status (July 27)
Another black eye for the beleaguered waterfront but this time from a different front.
In between all of the other problems highlighted, the article shines a light on funding and spending at the site, namely, the cost of operating the outdoor rink. I find it inconceivable that the cost of running a seasonal rink is $841.69 per day every calendar day when you spread it out over the year for 2016. If this isn’t enough to raise eyebrows, how about an increase of another $73 per calendar day for this year.
Councillor Skelly questioned the cost and relevance of libraries in this day and age but I’m not sure why it costs almost a thousand dollars a day for a seasonal skating rink. Steven Soloduk, Hamilton