As a Belmont resident, I am over the moon excited about the Barrett Belmont Community Center. I grew up in Belmont having birthday parties at Belmont Iceland. As a young adult, I am quite bored with the recreation options and places to share community space. If I want to have a similar party, I now must commute to other cities to skate. I know I can go swimming at Carlmont and play soccer or baseball at the existing centers. As a dancer, I know the city will keep the dancing studio as the new plans shape up.
I would like to have an ice rink back in Belmont because I feel this is core to our community. The ice rink would bring families together and have fun. It’s an activity that different ages could enjoy. There is an immediate action for this because the city has a survey for Barrett Community Center. It seems reasonable the city will keep the current use of Barrett and want to expand it given land is underutilized on this plot.
I suggest folks share the joys of the Belmont ice sports to help get a rink back. The rink is only in one section of the survey that went out to residents, and the results were combined with another survey that did not even include an ice rink from back when the rink was open.
Thanks for considering supporting bringing back an ice rink to Belmont. I hope to have a chance to curl, play hockey and figure skate in Belmont soon.