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It could have worked

February 12, 2013

When my kids played soccer at the Y it was $600 a team. There many divisions, maybe 50 teams.. The Y made money. The hockey idea could have worked....

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wwhickok

Feb-12-13 6:21 AM

It worked out sorta like welfare. You might not be the one getting the benefits, but we're all paying for it.

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anonymous54321

Feb-12-13 7:18 AM

"The Y made money". No they didn't. The Y could never find a way to make the Arena work financially. You don't know what you are talking about.

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MimLogue

Feb-12-13 7:52 AM

there were 15 teams just in the girls high school division when i was coaching there. many other divisions & there were two sessions a year, they made money as did hockey but hockey were never paid by their creditors, its like when I cant pay my mortgage because my tenants dont pay my the rent, same principle Anonymous.

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MimLogue

Feb-12-13 8:07 AM

Well then the landlords must be the welfare department mr. wwhickok, correct ??? water authority policy forces landlords only , not all of us, to pay freeloaders water bills.

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enigma

Feb-12-13 8:41 AM

Not impressed by most of the letter, but I really like the last line. The city is suing to get their money back, but taxpayers who are forced to pay others' bills have no recourse. Doesn't feel so good does it mayor?

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CMReeder

Feb-12-13 8:47 AM

It was something that was not fully supported by the community to begin with. The community has greater needs than having a hockey team or hockey arena.

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wwhickok

Feb-12-13 9:18 AM

Mim...a water bill and welfare are two different things. Which is why I used that analogy. I was talking specfically about the failed 'experiment' with hockey. Making your water bill comment irrelevant to anything I said.

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wwhickok

Feb-12-13 9:19 AM

Enigma, Reeder, 100% in agreeance with both of you.

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SteelerFan

Feb-12-13 10:50 AM

With an indoor arena and run properly, ice hockey in the city would work.

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Irish25

Feb-12-13 11:56 AM

In reading this letter. It can be summed up as hockey loses money but open skate and open teams/leagues could have saved it. My question is: Why have hockey ?

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MimLogue

Feb-14-13 7:21 AM

keeping youth involved in sports is conducive to less crime, many communities support an afterschool program where kids can WALK to a sports field or center with supervision, a whole generation is being lost in the neighborhoods i see it in my rentals daily, it is part of the problem and the solution Reeder

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