City to hear public feedback on future of Kettering Ice Rink

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Kettering REC Center ice rink (WDTN PhotoMaytal Levi)

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – The future of the Kettering Ice Rink is now in the hands of the public. City officials will hold a special public meeting to get feedback from citizens Wednesday night at the Kettering Rec Center.

After getting survey answers from citizens and focus groups, city officials narrowed down future plans to three options: a multi-sport basketball court, renovating the existing ice rink or turning it into a turf field. Changing the rink to a court or a turf field roughly costs the same price — 5 to 8-million dollars.

The money to fund future projects would come from the city’s general operating fund.

According to surveys conducted by the city, 92-percent of Kettering residents don’t use the ice rink. But of that 92 percent, at least 86 percent agree that it’s a benefit to the community and supports recreational activities for youth.

For a link to the meeting and vote, visit their website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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