P.S. Metz you also need to learn how to read besides being completely misinformed. Quote directly from this article, second paragraph: "Bruce Zoldan — who owns both the team that plays its home games at the Youngstown-owned Covelli Centre and the indoor ice-skating facility in Boardman — said reaction from Ice Zone families to the Phantoms’ ticket deal has been poor."Our reaction is poor? And you think it's so easy to go out and sell 1000 tickets at a minimum of $240.00 each? We have always thought of the Ice Zone as our home away from home with the amount of time we as skating/hockey families spend there. Apparently Mr. Zoldan has no respect for the people who have supported HIS business for many years.
April 15, 2013 at 8:15 a.m.
Zoldan is B. J . Allen! He is the owner/ President of B.J. Allen and he is the owner of the Ice Zone. Please stop posting falsehoods. Why are you so quick to defend him? Hmmmm? And why should the families of skaters who spend thousands, yes that's right, thousands of dollars for their children to skate at the Ice Zone be responsible for selling 1000 NEW season tickets when the Covelli and the Phantoms haven't been able to do it?! These families have done nothing but support but the rink only to be maligned by people like you who know nothing about it.
April 15, 2013 at 1:16 a.m.
It is a sad day when another cultural/recreational venue disappears from an area that has too little to begin with. Perhaps Mr. Zoldan should have actually marketed and operated the Ice Zone properly instead of trying to lay blame on the families who are the ones who have supported his business. I would be willing to bet the previous poster has no idea how much money parents of skaters, both hockey and figure, invest in the sport with the bulk of it going to the Ice Zone for ice time. Funny that it isn't mentioned in the article that the one sheet of ice at the Ice Zone is constantly in use. A wealthy " businessman" who throws stones at his customers sounds like sour grapes to me. Revitalizing the area is never going to happen if everyone has his attitude. Very sad.
April 14, 2013 at 9:33 a.m.