Last year the Dixon Park District rolled out the new ice skating rink at Page Park and it was well received. This year it was decided the district could not assure the safety and social distancing needed in the warming shed so the rink was not installed.
This did not sit well with many in the community. The decision did not sit well with one member of the Park Board either. During the Park Board meeting Wednesday night, President Ron Pritchard expressed his disappointment with the cancellation of what is predominantly an outdoor activity.
He said he felt the number of people in the shed could have been regulated and other ways could have been found to keep the rink this year.
Not everyone on the board agreed with Pritchard as Shane Miller stated he was in agreement with Executive Director Duane Long’s decision. He said it would have been too hard to keep people out of it.
Long told the board they could still put up the rink if the board wanted it. No one on the board spoke up after that and they moved to the next agenda item.