Mike van der Meulen

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Florida Ice Skating Rinks

Region   Location  Name  Been There  Grade  Rink(s)  Comments
Central Orlando RDV Yes A Olympic, NHL Hometown advantage? Maybe, but it is overall the nicest facility I've seen.
  Kissimme Ice Factory Yes D- NHL+ Studio Rink Disgusting ice, locker rooms, bathrooms. No restrictions on skating, spins, whatever during Public Sessions
  Lakeland Lakeland Arena Yes C NHL Only have ice and public skating in July and December - Arena is used for Disney on Ice practice in July.
 East Daytona Beach Daytona Ice Arena Yes B- NHL Glad they found new owners - back in business
  Rockledge Space Coast Iceplex Yes B Olympic No skating in center during Public Session even if no coaches and students are present.
 SW Estero Germain Arena Yes B 3 NHL  
  Fort Myers Fort Myers Skatium Yes C+ NHL No skating in center during Public Session - reserved for coaches and students
 West Clearwater Clearwater Ice Arena Yes C 2 NHL Added 2nd rink
  Ellenton Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex (Igloo) Yes C+ 2 NHL   
  Oldsmar Tampa Bay Skating Academy Yes C+ 2 NHL When it's fairly empty during the week, they'll let you do pretty much anything. One rink is pretty much broken and in need of major repair (4-13).
  Countryside Tampa Bay Skating Academy Yes F   This is a little kiddie rink in the middle of a mall
  Brandon  Ice Sports Forum Brandon Yes F (C+) 2 NHL Do not allow backward skating during Public Session (hence the F, otherwise a C+)
  Wesley Chapel Florida Hospital Center Ice       Still haven't been there...
SE West Palm Beach Palm Beach Skate Zone Yes B 2 NHL Cold, ice is very hard
  Deerfield Beach Glacier Ice and Snow Arena Yes  C NHL + Studio Rink Family owned, ice was awesome after Zamboni 
  Coral Springs Panthers Ice Den   Yes  B 3 NHL  Activities for kids during Public Session - tricycle races on ice, snow machine, DJ makes fun of skaters. Formerly named Saveology Iceplex.
  Kendall Kendall Ice Area Yes  D 2 NHL Ice is really bad - you can see the cooling lines showing, ice is brittle, their dehumidifier was clearly broken (7/5/13) - the other rink, used for figure skating, is in better shape
  West Palm Beach Palm Beach Ice Works Yes  B+ Olympic Extremely well maintained site (in an ugly industrial park) - The ice was not very nice though (many dark spots, extremely hard), otherwise I would have given it an A.
  Pembroke Pines Pines Ice Arena Yes C NHL Ice is somewhat odd, lots of dark areas 
  Miami Beach Miami Beach Yes C NHL  
NE Jacksonville Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex        
NW Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center       Skating only from October until April