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The FSU Ice Rink Club is up and running, but it has to complete the boring stuff before fundraising can start.
The members are working toward creating a formal proposal and operations manual to do a seasonal rink before fundraising can start.
This is likely a two-year project. Hope to have updates soon!
We’re making progress on getting a small rink on Frostburg State’s campus, and this week will be about getting more students involved. We’re going to go for a 50×100 rink and we are proposing it be located on the Stadium Gravel Lot. This lot is outside of our PE Center, beside the baseball field and across from the student center. This parking lot became a makeshift lot after construction staging, so Athletics folks will be happy to have that space blocked off and made useful. Students are coming back into town this weekend, so this week will be about getting them together and form a student organization that can receive funding from the Student Government Association and get an account set up for donations. How can you help? While we are seeking internal funding, we know we need to raise money for both the rink and rental skates. If you are interested in donating cash, we are in the process of setting up an account with the FSU Foundation to do so. The money will go toward rink materials, acquiring rental skates and seating. If you are wanting to donate ice skates or any other materials or supplies, please reach out to me through the comments here. Your donation can be made in-kind through the FSU Foundation, and I can assist in completing the necessary paperwork.
From here on out, I’ll post major updates about the rink here but the daily planning can be found here in the Frostburg Ice Rink group on Facebook.