Skate-a-Thon set as Ice Zone fundraiser

Skate-a-Thon set as Ice Zone fundraiser

Staff report

BOARDMAN

The Youngstown Phantoms Figure Skating Club and the Youngstown Area Hockey Association are having a Skate-a-Thon fundraiser, called Keeping Ice Under Our Skates, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 27 at the Ice Zone.

The proceeds go to an effort to save the Ice Zone, the indoor ice-skating facility slated to close May 15 because of declining business.

Bruce Zoldan, the facility’s owner, said last month he’d keep it open for another year if Ice Zone employees and families of figure skaters and hockey players could sell at least 1,000 season tickets to his Youngstown Phantoms junior hockey team.

As of Saturday, the Ice Zone has sold 19 season tickets and $450 in game tickets sold, according to the Ice Zone’s Save Our Rink Facebook page.

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