My kids are grown and I have used the Stroud arena for hockey and figure skating for years. My time there is almost done as this is my daughters last year for skating.
Stroud is not growing by leaps and bounds and may have run it's course for this arena. Alcona growth and future need for winter sports by families will probably go to the IRC. But the IRC was built on the extreme cheap and is degrading. I don't mind the town closing the Stroud arena, but as long as they use the extra money to upgrade the IRC. It's a dump.
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