Monday, November 15, 2010
Iceland is currently requesting a special permit to establish an outdoor ice skating rink to operate within the building footprint of the Iceland ice skating rink that was destroyed by fire in March 2010. The outdoor ice rink is intends to operate for approximately two years before the former, fully enclosed, structure can be rebuilt. Their goal is to re-opening for the winter of 2010
The Iceland ice skating rink was built in 1940 and was in continuous operation until March of 2010 when the structure was badly damaged by an arson-set fire. Though there was extensive damage to Iceland, the exterior walls remained standing. The intent of the current request is to operate Iceland as a nonprofit, outdoor ice skating facility that would operate during the winter season. The applicant expects to operate as an outdoor skating facility for one or two years until the facility can be fully rebuilt. Currently, the Iceland building is in the application process for Landmark nomination.