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Shovel Turns at Riley Park Ice Rink in Farmington

Donors and volunteers join city and DDA officials to break ground Saturday for the downtown Farmington rink, which is expected to open in early December.

Video credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Video credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
If the weather allows, Farmington area residents will be ice skating at Riley Park in a little over a month.

On Saturday, Farmington city and Downtown Development Authority officials, donors and volunteers broke ground for the rink, which is expected to open in early December. During the event, Farmington mayor Tom Buck announced several new business donations, including in-kind engineering services from OHM Advisors, $1,000 from Wright Beamer attorneys, $500 from Plante Moran, and $2,500 from Johnson Rosatti Schultz and Joppich law firm.

In addition, Total Sports, which recently purchased the former Farmington Tennis Club building, has donated boards that will surround the rink, an in-kind donation of more than $20,000 in value.

Community donations so far total more than $3,000, and fundraising efforts continue. The drive to build the rink started with a $100,000 donation from the Riley Foundation.
Brian Cafmeyer November 05, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Great happy work hander

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