Ice Rink Update – Margaret Raymond

Bradford Parks & Rec along with the Bradford Area Community Center and the Friends of the Bradford Area Community Center, is working on putting up an ice skating ring on the “Old Naughton Property” out behind the Bradford Area Community Center. We are very excited about this and have several new people who have joined with our committee to work on this. Our mission for this year is to get the skating rink up and usable. Fortunately for us there is an existing foundation on the property that we will be able to use for the rink itself. We are also interested in having some kind of storage shed/snack shack/warming area. We are checking on where the water is on the property and have been in touch with Eversource about bringing the electricity to the rink for lighting. Our main goal for this rink is to be able to provide an area for everyone, “children of all ages” who want to skate. We are also looking to be able to provide a space for ice hockey leagues to hold events.

If you haven’t seen the area we’re talking about, you really should check it out. This is town property and there is a large cleared area where many events could take place in the future. Some of the things we have talked about are disc golf, a nice park area with a pavilion where families and friends could gather for picnics, parties, cook-outs and all kinds of outdoor games.

We are looking for more people to bring forward their ideas and help carry this through. We are looking for donations of all kinds, time, services, money, skating equipment, people to maintain the area – equipment to maintain the ice, people to build things , people interested in advertising, and fundraising. We want businesses/families/etc. to advertise on our site…..

This project is for the town of Bradford and the surrounding area and we are looking to get as many people involved. This is only the beginning ………….. please join us!!