Skip to Content

Campus Recreation

Comment on Campus Recreation

Main Content

blog navigation

blog posts

  • Inline Skating Rink

Comments

eriha@illinois.edu Apr 22, 2011 11:00 am

The outdoor inline rink is currently closed due to safety concerns and we will begin demolition in the next few months. It is not without a great deal of research that we determined this decision. We have spent a great deal of money keeping the outdoor inline rink useable over the past several years. Given the age of the rink we are at the point where we were going to have to triple that cost to continue using it. Over a year ago we began to document the rink usage and determined that the numbers do not warrant maintaining that operation given that we have an indoor court at CRCE that can be used for roller hockey. We must also be fiscally responsible to our users with the money we receive in student fees. Discussions were held this past year with several student groups concerning our next steps. It was determined that outdoor basketball courts would better serve a larger population of users in this location.I understand that you and others use this area, but given the cost of repairs and the opportunity to use the indoor options, it did not warrant maintaining the outdoor rink. I thank you for your questions and concerns. Sincerely - Robyn Deterding, director of Campus Recreation

Reply to eriha@illinois.edu at 11:00 am

© University of Illinois Campus Recreation

ARC, Suite 1430, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 333-3806 // campusrec@illinois.edu // www.campusrec.illinois.edu

University of Illinois

Student Affairs: We're Everywhere You Are