Mike Zuke skating rink one step closer to reality

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Mike Zuke Park

City Council discussed one item from it’s business agenda last night for a short period of time before moving it forward, the resurrection of Mike Zuke outdoor skating rink in the City’s west end.

Councillors Matthew Scott and Matthew Shoemaker moved to have the operational cost of the rink figured out and brought back as a supplementary item during the 2022 Budget Discussions.

After a small amount of clarification, council moved forward with the idea.

Both Scott and Shoemaker were happy with the decision when SaultOnline reached out to them for reaction.

“I’m happy to see that the first step has been taken, and that the rest of council supported that we discuss it at the budget,” said Scott. “I think it’s a pretty slam dunk idea. I know that there’s been an increase in focus on spending some money and in neighborhoods that have been kind of, I don’t want to say ignored, but have been under supported over the years. So ultimately, it fits in line with a lot of the other counselors goals.”

Shoemaker echoed those sentiments.

“So I think that that is going to be a great benefit to the west end if it is approved. What we asked for for last night is a costing on the building of the rink to be included in next year’s budget,” said Shoemaker. “I think that, you know, we need to be mindful that we are providing services across the municipality, not just in one area of city.”

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