Monday, December 18, 2017

Ice-skating coming to Jackson Friday

The city of Jackson issued the following press release.




Good job to the city for pulling this one off.  Thanks goes to Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks, whose brainchild this project is. 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great for Jackson.

Anonymous said...

They have ice skating at the Braves stadium too. Maybe we could start a hockey league. I always like to watch a good hockey fight!

Anonymous said...

From Buffalo NY... I live in Jackson and I can't figure our why people are so entertained by ice skating down here... maybe it's because I spent at of weekends playing hockey and it just seems so normal to me.

Anonymous said...

I’m from Jackson, and practically everyone I know loves to ice skate because 8:32 played hockey most weekends.

Anonymous said...

It’s all to get to prescribe opioids.

Think.

Ice skate? Broken ankle/neck.

Hospital/doctor(Porsche) charges and.......

Opiods.

It’s a conspiracy

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God.

Hell has frozen over. They got something done to benefit the citizens of the city. Yay.

Anonymous said...

Cash money only and The City of Jackson? The opportunities are endless for what could happen.

Anonymous said...

Currently there is a ice rink in Pearl for the holidays. We are playing hockey on Sundays. The rink in Jackson will not be actual ice - its synthetic ice.

Louis LeFleur said...

Kudos to Jackson for pullng this off. Hopefully a win-win. Wonder what that synthetic ice is like? Won't be dependent on the weather like the former Madison facility, which is a plus in many ways, but I think it would feel odd to be skating in 70+ degree weather. Whatever. Just hope this works and is a positive community event. I was a little (only a little) surprised that the former commercial ice rink on Lakeland couldn't make a go of it. How long has that been though, 20 years or so? Seems like our daughter was a teen then, so probably. Before that, does anyone else remember when we had ice skating in the coliseum in the summer? No, I'm not talking about when we briefly had that hockey team not too many years ago. This was in the 1960's. It got shut down for the same reason the public swimming pools were closed, unfortunately.

msu_scrappy said...

the ice skating rink that was at "the Park" on lakeland near the River closed about 9-10 years ago. It closed a a year or two after I moved here and I've only been here 11 years.

Cool to see it happen. The outdoor ice skating rink in Madison was better than the one in Pearl because it was outdoors ... but unfortunately the weather won't support it. Ice skating is ice skating, regardless of the type of ice.

Anonymous said...

I remember a few years ago Pearl had a synthetic ice rink at their annual "Jingle Bell Market" It was not too popular. Hopefully this works out for Jackson though..

Kingfish said...

Some people apparently can't stand to hear good news or have to ruin it for everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this administration is trying hard to provide family-friendly entertainment in Jackson that can be enjoyed by all. Haters gonna hate.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like kingfish is in denial of the truth. Jackson residents can and will ruin everything. The ice rink won't make it more than a few months before it gets shut down because of crime and frivolous lawsuits. The only perk to this is for that short amount of time, it will help keep them in Jackson.

Kingfish said...

Such ignorance and racism. The rink is only open for ten days. Haven't heard of a crime problem with events at Smith-Wills or held downtown. None happen when there is the symphony, Broadway, opera, or other such events at Thalia Mara or the Coliseum.

But if it's Jackson, it has to be black and bad, right?

That last sentence was written in sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

Well... 11:26,
I took my daughter and most of her class at FPDS to ice skate in skankin rankin... most all of the class and myself live in Jackson... I call it skankin Rankin bc I own several rental houses there and it's not an ideal location for families

Anonymous said...

Yes, 12:43, it must be nice that you can afford to live in a more affluent part of Jackistan and that you can afford to send your child to FPDS... I assume that she will follow the appropriate steps of the rest of your "elite" class and attend Prep or JA before heading off to be a KD at Ole Miss? I sure hate that the public school system in Jackson isn't "suitable" for your child. Nice...

I'm sorry you feel that "Stankin Rankin" isn't suitable for families, but you're completely ok with those living in the hoods of south and west jackson, and (from your statement above) believe that they are in a more suitable area. Thank you for paying property taxes in Rankin County as well as sales tax. Our mayors tend to use those funds in an acceptable fashion, you know, like making necessary infrastructure updates before roads and water lines completely disintegrate. Unfortunately your leaders in the "more suitable" Jackson, can't be bothered to do the same.

So, Mr. Anonymous from NE Jackson, I encourage you to keep your head down and always look straight ahead, because your Jackson PD is considerably less suitable than my Hog-Head Undersheriff and LEO's in "Stankin Rankin".

Anonymous said...

Oh, 1:37, even us JPS black people attend Ole Miss. I didn't know it was only for white Rankin County students. We have every race of people on Ole Miss campus, and we all get along just fine without your petty input. And by the way, the infrastructure in Jackson was ignored any destroyed long before any African American mayor was ever elected. Get yourself educated and informed, you red-neck racist pig. People like you makes Mississippi look bad. Please move to another state.

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