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Goleta Gives $250,000 to Planned Ice Skating Rink


The Goleta City Council voted unanimously to give $250,000 to the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association for the planned Ice in Paradise rink in Goleta. The association has amassed approximately $6.5 million from private donations and pledges but still needs about $1 million to achieve groundbreaking. The council approved the $250,000 — which will come out of fees that developers pay to the city — in December 2011 and just finalized the terms of the grant, which is to be used only to buy equipment for the rink and will require that the association keep the rink accessible for the public, especially children; the association will work on providing youth scholarships.

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