Wonder when there will be an update was suppose to be opening in February
apparently IIHA.oeg should announce on their website when the opening of the rink will be!
Facebook page here - http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Ice-Sports-Training-Arena/231130286940072
Unfortunately these pics aren't very new (saw them few months ago) so hoping they've made some progress lately!
New pictures from the rink
Anymore word on this ?
Their Facebook page is also not working any more.
The disappointing aspect of those pictures is the lack of a spectating area but thats about the only thing I can see wrong with it. Its hard to build a sport without a spot for the fans. Do they have a Zamboni for the rink? Ive been playing up at Castleknock on ice for a few weeks now. Its not bad, rink is small but any ice is good ice at this stage. I hope it stays open if both rinks are up and running. Ive been chatting about the Santry rink to lads playing up there and its all just rumors as to when it will open. Some were saying it was meant to be open last week but there was an issue with ice laying. We are all waiting for it to open.
/me starts fantasising about a game between Brno Kometa and the Dublin Gurriers.
I'd imagine a Zamboni would be way over-budget for a place like Santry.
There is about 10 meters of space which isnt in that pic to the right and there are benches in storage which havnt been assembled yet. They will go the length of the rink and will also be at the foot of the rink. It would be about 5 tiers high all around. More than enough for a growing sport. There are offices lining the entire wall the length of the place to which a viewing could be put in - like an executive box space in a proper stadium.
No point in jumping to conclusions and saying its disappointing when you've never seen the place. This is being done out of yer mans pockets, theres no point in getting all this stuff if there is no ice down. So lets wait for that to happen first. I'd much rather a good slab of ice to benches for people to sit on while they look at the grid of pipes. Remember, they need ice to make money.
Theres only a handful of lads working on the project, all these rumors your hearing are just that, rumors. The the first problem was getting the equipment in. That pic of the rink was taken before they even had chillers. Then they had to find people who know what they are doing to assemble it. They had to free up time to come over, then they have to build it, then test it. If a pipe has a leak its much easier to fix when there is no ice down. They can take another 6 months for all i care. If its done right we will have a good rink, and they are trying to do just that, there are no risks being taken with this project.
You'd be wrong... x 2
Point taken but relax mate. Im just going by the pictures. Its hard to see what the gap distance is in them. Ive been in rinks where its a 4 foot gap to the wall and no space to have seats. Im glad there are plans. Thanks for the info
I read the rest of the thread there. Im willing to lend a hand on cleaning boards or whatever is needed. Who should I contact?
Soz, i came across as being a dick there, it was unintentional! There is space for people and its been a key point in having the rink! I'm not gonna say who to talk to because Im not sure what the situation is right now!
No worries man. I just wanna play there. I know there might be politics but I just wanna help out where I can, get involved and play.
cannot wait to get back on the ice again and play icehockey!