Philadelphia Flyers Chairman Ed Snider is stepping in to help the Philly ice rinks. In Mayor Nutter's budget cuts, he said three of the city's five public rinks would be closed if the city couldn't find funding.
Snider's partnership with the city will be officially announced tomorrow. Here's the press release:
EVENT: MAYOR NUTTER AND ED SNIDER TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FUTURE OF PUBLIC RINKS IN PHILADELPHIA
DATE: Tuesday, November 25 at 10:15 a.m.
PLACE: The Rink at Simons Recreation and Teen Access Center, 7200 Woolston Avenue, Philadelphia, PA (Walnut Lane and Woolston Avenue)
DETAILS: Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Philadelphia Flyers Chairman Ed Snider formally announce plans of a public/private partnership on site of one of City of Philadelphia’s Public Ice Skating Rinks, which will preserve after-school, recreational, and supplemental educational activities for children, youth, and families in the City of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Commissioner of Recreation Susan Slawson, as well as two young after-school participants from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation will also attend.