May 26, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
I am disheartened by your Nov. 19 story Rinks pushed to the brink. I played hockey for close to 10 years all across the city, so seeing these rinks falling apart is terrible.
Community sports are a great way for kids to be active, make friends and learn a variety of skill sets that video games cannot teach them. I hope that the city can find a way to fix or rebuild these rinks; otherwise, there will be many kids without a place to play.
Maybe taking a small amount from some other expenditures ($180 million on the convention centre?) to invest in the community would be a start to help Winnipeg youths stay off the streets or their couches and be on a rink instead.
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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 21, 2012 A10