I visited this facility personally. Although the rink appears overall clean, below I have presented some observations and have offered some possible suggestions for improvement which are intended to be constructive.
The interior could be updated a bit to be brought current, as the overall theme is somewhat outdated. A fresh paint job with current colors would be attractive.
Although the floor is in acceptable condition, there are some unsmooth/uneven, bumpy spots intermittently around on the wooden floor especially around the far wall side inner turn. Also, the floor lines are not painted in appropriately so skaters have no real clue where the inner oval circle begins and ends. Since the inner oval is for slow and accomplished skaters, this area should be clearly defined.
There is no floor monitor. Skaters were skating in all different directions throughout the session. Additionally, there was no uniformity ranging from skaters accomplished skaters who skated backwards during regular skate songs (not backwards skate) from skaters laying on the floor goofing around with their fellow skaters to falling down. There seems to be a lot of loitering along the wall of the inner part of the ring on the floor towards the snack area and this is dangerous to those actually skating. A floor monitor should be used to move along those skaters who are just standing or loitering around on the rink floor. They should be redirected to go to the snack area or off the floor if the skaters are not going to skate to rest or socialize with others. There were skaters chewing gum and I saw one skater drop his gum out of his mouth on the rink floor whereas he circled back and picked it up. Some of the girls wore purses while they skated, and if one of these girls dropped her purse this could have caused an injury or injuries to others. The lockers and hooks should be used for personal belongings that do not fit in pockets. Some skaters were checking their cell phones while on the rink floor, and this is a hazard . Strangely too there was an older male skater who was wearing his own personal ear bud head phones to listen to his own music. The wearing of these music head phones is not only a safety hazard to him but to all other skaters on the floor, plus it presents a liability issue to the rink owners especially emergency issues with fire, police, or natural disaster. The above examples of the floor not being monitored properly are all concerns and these issues are very dangerous to ALL skaters.
The staff appear clean and were friendly. The D.J. specifically was somewhat out of touch with true typical skating music. It is recommended that a better D.J. be commissioned to lure in the skaters onto the floor and keep them skating. A truly good D.J. would engage the skaters and interact with them by mixing up not only songs but use a variety of typical skating rink entertainment techniques.
Although the pricing is extremely reasonable, the parking lot should be better lit along with the entire perimeter of the building. Since this appears to be a safe location for the rink, it would make those walking to and from their vehicles or waiting a ride safer.
I did give a rating of average, but quite frankly I would rate this rink between poor and average. This rink has so much potential.
The above observations and suggestions for improvement are meant to be constructive and hopefully the owners and management will read, take them seriously, and address them accordingly.
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