ICE SKATE JERSEY AT FORT REGENT


ICE SKATE JERSEY AT FORT REGENT 

As the organisers of the temporary ice rink at Fort Regent over the past three years we are saddened that after all the efforts put in to secure the Fort rink event in the face of JDC competition the support from the States of Jersey has been withdrawn. It comes with some satisfaction that EDTSC acknowledge that Jersey cannot sustain two ice rinks; we have said this from the outset. We would like to state that we did not ask the States for additional financial support; we simply asked for the rink at the Weighbridge to be removed from the Arctic Village. During the 3 years running the rink at Fort Regent we have never needed the support of the taxpayer. EDTSC were advised in early March that there was a possibility that a second rink could be at the Weighbridge. Unfortunately our concerns were not acted on and these are now the consequences. We feel deeply for all the Fort management, staff and concessions who were so looking forward to the rink’s return this December. In conclusion, we feel the States of Jersey have failed by allowing a UK operator into the Island to the detriment of Fort Regent and local businesses. We would like to thank all our staff, our principle sponsor SURE and all our other sponsors and suppliers who have supported us over the last 7 years to make the event so successful and most especially the wonderful support of the public.

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