I'm writing this letter to ask a few questions of the City of Prince George and the operators of the concession stand in the Kin Centres.
After spending the weekend and other weekends over the last few years at the facility I'm trying to find out why the concession seems to be never open and if so for a very short time.
The Kin Centres where originally built with the help of the Kinsmen for the youth of the city and originally had a concession built by rep team parents and volunteers to help offset the cost of minor hockey. It was very successful and was open when teams were playing or practicing every day of the week.
Then when the city decided to renovate these buildings, they took the concession out and away from minor hockey and built one that is now operated for profit, not for the convenience for all parents and kids from Prince George but also for anyone from out of town when here for tournaments for hockey, lacrosse, figure skating etc.
Trying to find out who the city signed a deal with to let them operate and hours of operation that should be there whenever the building is open for kids.
Any parent that has gone to other cities can get a drink, snacks, hockey tape without having to load up and travel to get it. It’s environmentally expensive to warm up a vehicle, drive somewhere for a drink or snack a few times a day when the concession is sitting closed up.
Its time that whoever is in charge from the city start making someone accountable for its operation as I'm sure someone could make it work and make going to watch their kids know that they can also feed them.