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Tue August 12, 2014
Despite Neighbors' Concerns, Ice Rink 'A Go' In Portsmouth
It may seem warm out for talk of winter sports, but come December, ice skaters in Portsmouth will have a new outdoor rink for skating and ice hockey.
That’s the word from the Strawbery Banke Museum, which announced Tuesday it had surpassed its fundraising goal, bringing in almost $500,000 for the project.
Sixteen neighbors of the museum fought the ice rink in court, citing concerns of noise and traffic. A county judge dismissed the case in January.
Notable donors behind the new ice rink include the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Paul Holloway, and Senator Martha Fuller-Clark.
Construction begins in autumn for the rink, which will be a temporary structure erected and disassembled annually.