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Fix the Rutgers Cook Campus Roller Hockey Rink

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The hockey rink on Cook campus has slowly deteriorated over the years, with Rutgers finally closing it down earlier in the year.  Students at the highly active Rutgers University have come to expect top-notch outdoor facilities.  As of right now, the rink is in absolutely terrible shape and has been for some time.  The tennis and basketball courts, however, are well kept and in the same location.  In addition, there is no information on the status of the roller rink, and seemingly no one willing to take charge in its restoration.  Before the rink's closing, it was one of the most popular features of Cook campus, with hundreds of students constantly using it per week to stay in shape, train, relieve stress, and have fun.  Now it sits locked up to rot, its only purpose to serve as an eyesore.  Rutgers even had to cancel roller hockey intramurals for approximately 200+ students because of its decrepit state.  Between the amount of money Rutgers makes on tuition alone, it is not acceptable to receive an email saying, "From what I've been told there was research done to see how much it would cost to raise the rink appropriately to fix this problem and they ultimately decided against it, due to high cost" (intramural director).  It would take a couple thousand dollars to fix, pocket change for a university that just received $1 billion in fundraising back in January.  The roller rink must be fixed; it is a staple of the campus and was one of the reasons students loved coming to cook.  Thank you very much.  (Disclaimer: the attached photo was taken over the summer.  The rink has gotten much worse.)



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