Metz, you are uninformed. Bruce Zoldan owns And controls everything about the Ice Zone. And make no mistake about it, the figure skating club has supported Phantoms hockey and the Ice Zone since day one. How about this? If you like the Phantoms games so much, sell at least 5season tickets to NEW ticket subscribers, and hockey in the valley will continue. Let us know how you do. I'm not in sales. I'm a mom who sacrifices already to afford to patronize a local skating rink. I am not expecting the owner to allow use of the rink free of charge. But i am not able to buy season tickets just to have the opportunity to buy ice at the ice zone.
Our club has worn the Phantoms name with pride. We are a group of about 50 families. How can we sell 1000 season tickets?
If the marketing team at Phantoms hasn't figured out how to sell tickets, how can I?
April 14, 2013 at 10:06 p.m.
It's so disappointing to read these comments. Typical y-town negativity. Why should any business owner come to town? The Phantoms have a reputation as a winning team. We can watch players in the NHL who we watched play at our home ice! These players are in our local education system, they are volunteers in our community and role models for our kids. These players are earning scholarships to Notre dame, Michigan state and Boston university.
I say thank you to Bruce Zoldan for providing the chance to have my child involved in a sport that leads to discipline, achievement and accomplishment.
Tournament and competition weekends pay off in patronage to local hotels and restaurants. You want me to think that football and cheerleading are my children's opportunity for involvement because we live in Youngstown?
I'm sorry to see this end...if you haven't been to a Phantoms game, check it out. I hope the tide turns...we can't afford to lose something that won't be replaced.
March 15, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.