Large protest at City Hall against closing ice rink

About 500 ice athletes demonstrated against the closure of the ice sports centre (IJssportcentrum) at the Town Hall yesterday.

With banners and dressed in skate clothes they came to the town hall in Eindhoven to protest. Alderman Van Kaathoven wants to close the IJssportcentrum. She believes the facility to be too expensive and still millions of euro’s need to be cut on sports.

Dozens of ice sports associations were at the protest like icehockey association Eindhoven Kemphanen, speed skating association Penguins and Iceclub Eindhoven. The associations were given the opportunity to persuade Eindhoven politicians or to change their mind during a hearing at City Hall on Tuesday.

Next week, the council examines the proposal. Ultimately, the council has the final say.

Source: Studio040

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