Summerville Council to Open Local Ice Rink


Christina DiFabio, Contributor

Summerville Skates will be an outdoor ice rink. The town council approved to invest $130,000 into the rink coming to downtown Summerville. It will cost $8 for admission and $4 for skates.

According to ABC News 4, Steve Doniger, the executive director of the Summerville DREAM, says, “We’re bringing in 300 pairs of ice skates because we’re in South Carolina, who has ice skates?”

Summerville Skates will turn a vacant lot on Cedar St. into a winter wonderland just in time for the holidays. The rink will be a 40′ by 80′ box with a cooling system.

Summerville Skates has asked for a $130,000 partnership. As stated in ABC News 4, Doniger wants to use ticket sales to partially reimburse taxpayers. Doniger states, “Our goal because it’s a partnership is that we’re presenting 90% of net revenue back to the town so funds can be re-invested. It’s been a great connection for neighbors. It’s been a fantastic way to do a bit of exercise in the wintertime.” The council agrees to funding for Summerville Skates and many are calling the decision a win for Flowertown.

Summerville Skates will be waiting to fulfill your family time starting Nov. 23 according to organizers. It will charge $8 for admission and ice skates can be rented for $4.