At a couple million, that should only take say... 100 years or so for it to pay for itself.
Citizen, not to argue with you, but the skating rink will NEVER pay for itself.
It's like a bureaucracy. It has to keep growing bigger and bigger!
Witness how much it's grown since it was an outside flooded area in the winter time.
They just keep needing it to be bigger and bigger and cost more and more to maintain. Next they will need more grooming equipment, and more workers ..... If it keeps growing, it will keep costing the taxpayers.
It will never generate enough money to pay for the structural costs, or even the staffing and the maintenance.
It's a luxury for the elitists among us, that ALL the taxpayers have to share the burden for.
Funny to think that just a few years ago, this same city, Bradford, was a distressed city on the verge of Bankruptcy!
Imagine, we have bridges that are crumbling under the weight of two cars, but we have the means to build a two million dollar ice skating rink!