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Grover ice skating rink is back to normal after ceiling collapsed last week

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — The scene last Monday night was water everywhere at Grover’s ice rink near 61st Street and Grover.

The ceiling caved in after a pipe connected to a sprinkler system burst while a group of five- and six-year-olds were training. Luckily, there was no one under him.

Hundreds of gallons poured through the ceiling onto the ice. The rink workers grabbed mops and tried to contain the mess so it wouldn’t damage the rink itself.

Now he looks noticeably better. The workers have finished installing the new panels. I put on my skates and got a closer look. You can’t tell exactly where the roof has fallen off – only a few panels appear to be newer.

There are dark spots and discoloration on the ice, but this does not affect skating or hockey.

“Our number one priority was to complete the refurbishment so we can get all of our customers and hockey teams, the skating training program, all the skaters on the ice so they don’t miss any of their events,” the general manager said. Evan Shinazi. “That was absolutely our top priority.”

A quick fix is ​​good news for Matt Smith. He leads the hockey development program. Smith and many of his instructors use the Grover on a daily basis. Since the skating rink was closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week, its business has practically come to a standstill. He is glad that the workers quickly repaired the damage.

“It’s unbelievable that they turned this thing over in three days. It is inevitable that everyone went through withdrawal without being able to use a stick and a puck. It’s been 15 minutes since the start and it’s already full.

The manager didn’t have a dollar amount of damages, but the good news is that none of the kids were on the ice when the roof collapsed. No harm done.

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