Ice In Paradise

An ice skating rink in Goleta is one step closer to becoming a reality with the City Council’s recent decision to reduce development fees for the Ice in Paradise project. This project is slated to be built on land donated by the Wymark Company on Storke Road adjacent to Girsh Park. The Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a goal of constructing and operating an affordable, public ice skating recreational facility for the enjoyment of our community. The ice rink will have one full NHL size rink, a smaller junior rink, a homework center and adaptive programs with accessibility for the mobility-impaired. Providing safe, supervised recreation year-round for the local youth, adults and families has been a top priority for GSBISA. They have formed partnerships with many organizations serving our youth and look forward to providing a place for healthy and fun exercise. GSBISA’s “Ice in Paradise” fundraising campaign continues with hopes of the community being on the ice next to Girsh Park in 2013, but they are still in need of financial help. All donations are greatly appreciated.