3:15 am

  Local News
  State / National / World
  Opinion / Letters
  Arts / Entertainment
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  DJ Designers
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
Letter: San Mateo ice rink
November 01, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter


In a few months, America’s best young skaters will travel to Sochi, Russia to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. They have spent years training and preparing in their hometown rinks. Unfortunately, the Bay Area now has one less hometown rink: The Ice Chalet at Bridgepointe in San Mateo, where 1992 gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, as well as Olympians Brian Boitano and Debbi Thomas, nourished their Olympic dreams.

The recent closure of the rink never should have happened. The land remains zoned only for an ice rink. The ice rink remains at Bridgepointe and is viable but is not being operated.

The zoning rules governing the rink were already in place when the current developer purchased the property. To convert the rink to retail space or other use, the developer needs the permission of city authorities. Our committee opposes this change and is asking the city to consider the many thousands of signatures collected, representing the voices of our community.

Next week, there will be an election for three seats in San Mateo City Council. We interviewed candidates and applaud the efforts of Councilman Robert Ross who put forth constructive proposals, and Mayor David Lim’s efforts to find an investor-led solution. We also believe candidates Joshua Hugg and Joe Goethals support having a rink in San Mateo.

Julie McAuliffe and Dina Artzt

San Mateo and Belmont



Tags: mateo,

Other stories from today:


Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
Return To Archives

Daily Journal Quick Poll
How much television per day should children under 6 be allowed to watch?

Half an hour
Less than an hour
Two hours
Less than four hours
As much as they want


©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County marketing