How much to run a skat­ing rink?

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

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

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