Congratulations to the US Army Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Bragg, NC. The Cleland Ice Rink, which was scheduled for closure on May 24, will remain open through the summer as a result of a new financial plan that allows the facility to operate without a budgetary subsidy.
Cleland Ice Rink is one of the only ice rinks on a military installation in the Continental United States. The nearest indoor rink is 70 miles away, and its seasonal closure in the past resulted in disruption of youth hockey programs of the Cape Fear Youth FireAntz Hockey Association. [ Hat tip to Defending the Blueline for covering the story. ]