Parents Worry Over Loss of Hangout

1 decade 9 months 4 days ago Friday, March 09 2007 Mar 9, 2007 Friday, March 09, 2007 4:41:43 PM CST March 09, 2007 in News

The Marvic Skate Center can see as many as 1,200 kids over the course of the weekend. Many parents see it as a safe place for their kids to go have fun. But they worry that if the skate center closes, their kids won't have any place to go anymore.

"What will we do now? There's really, it's so limited in Jefferson City. What do we have our kids do Friday and Saturday?," Torres-Sandlin complained.

Parents hope the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission will buy the property so their kids don't lose one of their favorite hang outs.

"We didn't realize that we touched, I mean, we knew that we were an important part to a lot of families in the Jeff City area and surrounding areas. We didn't realize how much," Janie Phillips, Marvic Skate Center owner said.

The owners chose to sell the rink because they don't want to work nights and weekends. Several parents plan to attend the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission's meeting on Tuesday. The commission has not yet made any decision on if it will purchase the roller rink.

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