The skating rink on Main Street in Winfield is now under new ownership, and the new owners say they plan to open up again on Thursday. Bob and Christina Goodrum, of Arkansas City… the new owners of the rink… say they were looking around for a good, private school for their kids. They found it at the Ark City Christian Academy, so they relocated to Arkansas City last October. They formerly lived in Medford, Oklahoma, and Bob will continue to commute there for his job as an IT specialist with a natural gas company. Christina says, when they saw the skating rink in Winfield, they knew they had to have it. She grew up being involved in competitive baton twirling and has also coached gymnastics, and now she plans to teach twirling and gymnastics. Winfield, by the way, is one of the few cities that has maintained a continuous, permanent skating rink since it was first opened in 1947. Generations of kids grew up skating at Peacock Roller Rink, which was owned and operated for 34 years by Dwayne Peacock. It was sold several times over the years since then, and it finally closed in February of 2015 for non-payment of taxes. The Goodrums have purchased the business, and Peacock remains the owner of the building. Interior updates, including new lighting and bathroom renovations are underway. The skate floor has been resurfaced and the concession area renovated. 100 pairs of brand-new skates have been purchased, and another 40 pairs have been completely refurbished. Once open, The Family Fun Zone as it is being called, will offer much more than just skating. Bubble Soccer will be offered, along with Nerf Wars, indoor laser tag, Roller Hockey with leagues, Blacklight Volleyball and a 40-plus-foot inflatable obstacle course are all in the plans. For more information, visit www.therinkzone.com
Source: VNC News
An 18 hole portable black light course that can be used inside The Rink or rented and delivered to your party location.
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Imagine inflatable bunkers, pop up tents, lights, music, and smoke.