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Remus is great at figure skating.
When he was young, he used to go out skating a few days after his transformation, when he was still sore and bruised, to make the cold numb his pain. In the winter, he would skate in his family house’s backyard, on an ice surface his dad would make just for him, knowing what it meant. In the spring, summer and autumn, he would go to an indoor skating rink and hide all his scars and recent cuts under long clothing. He would skate in circles and move without purpose, just going around the rink and thinking. He used to skate only with hockey skates, but he lost them one day. It was a three days after the last full moon and he really wanted to go skating, but he couldn’t find his own pair of skates, and had to use his mother’s old pair of beige figure skates. They were weird to get used to, with a longer blade in the back and spikes in the front, but he was interested.
He now alternated between hockey and figure skates. At the indoor rink, a girl came up to him and told him he glided around really well in his figure skates, and she asked him if he had ever had lessons because she was hoping to get some.
They signed up for lessons together, and started competing when practicing, laughing and falling. After a few weeks and months, they were both getting the hang of it, skating gracefully, backwards and forwards, creating step sequences. Remus was surprisingly good at jumps, using his unusual, tall and lanky form to his advantage.
The girl he had met had to leave one day, but he remembered her as the girl who unintentionally introduced him to real figure skating. He remembered hugging her and watching her long red hair flutter behind her as she walked out of the arena for the last time. He saw her again a few weeks later, at Hogwarts, staring angrily at a boy with dark curly hair and glasses, grinning stupidly. A boy called James, who sat next to a long haired cute boy named Sirius, who he later discovered was an amazing hockey player.

PEAKS ICE ARENA - VERY MUCH IN DANGER OF CLOSING

OKAY, IF YOU ARE ESPECIALLY A VOTER IN UTAH COUNTY, PLEASE HELP US SAVE THE ICE SKATING RINK!!!

THIS IS WHERE WE HELD THE 2002 OLYMPICS GUYS, THIS PLACE HOSTS MULTIPLE GROUPS AND PEOPLE EVERY DAY, AND IT IS A RARE AND IMPORTANT PART OF OUR AREA!!!

PLEASE HELP! 

These are reasons why the ice skating rink shouldn’t close, this is from a public document:

- With Countywide participation in figure skating, ice hockey, indoor soccer and public skating at an all-time high, this is a terrible time to push the Arena’s existence to the brink. 

-The Peaks Ice Arena has shown reduced operational subsidies every year. - Significant improvements have been funded by users, Utah County and Provo City including the ice refrigeration system, lighting, roofing and indoor turf. These investments should not be wasted by walking away. 

- The largest impacted group will be the youth of Utah County. Those wanting to continue participation in skating, hockey and group events will have to leave Utah County on a daily basis. These families pay taxes and vote in Utah County, so they expect services to be provided. 

-Utah County walking away from tax payer investments in the Peaks Ice Arena is a waste of public resources and the cooperative management agreement should be honored through the life of the arena. 

-Realistically, no other viable partners exist for Provo City, other that Utah County. Utah County terminating this agreement essentially closes the Arena at its most successful point. 

-When facilities and services are offered to Utah County residents, they become reliant on those services. The decision for the Arena to exist was made by previous County and City leaders. As the only ice arena in Utah County, this is their ONLY option for ice activities. 

 Polar Bear Youth Hockey: Only 25% of participants Provo residents 

 Peaks Adult Hockey League: Only 17% of team captains Provo residents  

Learn to Skate: Only 36% of participants Provo residents 

- Non-Provo residents should stress this facilities impact to them as a Utah County resident. - The decision to back out of the agreement was made by the County Commissioners, who are elected officials. 

HERE ARE PEOPLE YOU CAN CALL:

Bill Lee 

Commission Chair 

WilliamL@utahcounty.gov 

(801) 851-8135

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Greg Graves 

Commission Vice-Chair 

GregG@utahcounty.gov 

(801) 851-8136

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Nathan Ivie 

Commission 

NathanI@utahcounty.gov 

(801) 851-8133

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County Commission Meetings are held every Tuesday at 9AM in the Commission Chambers in Room 1400 of the Utah County Administration Building (100 E Center St., Provo). There is time for public comment at the end of each meeting.

HERE’S A VIDEO ABOUT OUR ICE SKATING RINK!!! It’s such a cool part of our community, please don’t let it go!!!

PLANTS.

Now that Zo has moved into her own tiny home next door, JJ and Bo had some space again and decided to move their kitchen back indoors. I figured if such a thing were to actually happen, they probably wouldn’t rip out all the counters that had been there?? But I also didn’t want a bunch of random, empty counters stuck on the back of their house. So now it’s a gardening bench/home for orphan plants!