Kudos to the New Fort Worth Ice ( Formerly Ridgelea Iceland Skating Center)!!! New director, new name, impressive and decorated coaching staff, and new attitude will help add this rink into the list of DFW's top ice rinks.
Ice at the Parks. Arlington. Website and photo are not enough. Same old mess! At least you'll be able to put a face to my previous article!! - Ice Dookie at the Parks Mall. Thanksamillion!!
( Ex: Ridgelea's former "director" is a "trainer" here. ) Suspiciously missing are the names and resumes of figures coaching staff... as they have no doubt been embellished to superstar proportions on paper. A head coach ( turned Ice @ Parks director) of the failed Tandy Center ice rink as well as the former director for Tandy can both be found. I@P is the place to be: where top bottom feeders find refuge. Talented skaters will still be shunned... director and rink mgr. will still turn blind eye... Aspiring students will be held back at parent's expense. Coaches will still be the involved in some sort of off/on ice shenanigans either with patrons or each other. Students will still not learn to skate properly, some finding themselves in pre-juvie limbo. Those disheartened souls will come to the sobering realization that it is not for the love of skating that their coaches are present . Warm bodies atop blades= $$$$$ . No matter how high the price, they will do what it takes to get and keep you skating or to get you out.
Maybe someone up top will wake up, and realize the combination's all wrong: The oven's set, you have all the right equipment, but the quality of ingredients and measurements are all wrong ...
A change is long in coming
and long overdue....
Baybay says, The truth will set you free!