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Mel’s Rink in Poolesville (PHOTOS)

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PHOTO | Phil Fabrizio

UPDATED A Poolesville resident, Marc Kohn, has constructed a synthetic ice rink in his Poolesville backyard on Sugarland Road in memory of his stepdaughter, who passed away in July and who loved hockey.

In December, he invited the community to skate and play hockey at the rink.

But, according to published reports, Montgomery County officials are concerned that Mel’s Rink  does not have the proper permits. The rink is located in the county’s Agricultural Reserve.

This week, Kohn posted on Facebook that he has been told to take down the rink’s Facebook page. Since that development, several residents have begun posting their support for Kohn and the rink on various social media sites.

You can read more about this developing story in The Washington Post or watch this ABC news report.

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PHOTOS | Phil Fabrizio

Poolesville Ice Rink Plan Moves Forward

Mel's Ice Rink

While local hockey fans may be cheering on the Capitals tonight, Poolesville residents are hoping to soon hit the ice in their neighborhood. Dozens of residents turned out for a meeting in support of a proposed synthetic ice rink at a Poolesville Town Commissioners meeting on Monday night; where Montgomery County officials presented residents and local […]

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County Executive Ike Leggett on Mel's Rink (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talks about Mel’s Rink, a backyard ice rink in Poolesville, and the options county officials may discuss in a meeting this week. You can find more coverage of Mel’s Rink, below:

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The Owner of Mel's Rink Responds to Letter from County Executive (PHOTO)

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UPDATED Jan. 8 Mel’s Rink may be moving to a new location. In an email dated Jan. 7th, Poolesville resident Marc Kohn says he appreciates County Executive Ike Leggett’s personal interest in Mel’s Rink, and Kohn says he would like to meet with county officials to discuss relocating the backyard ice rink that was built […]

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Owner of Mel's Rink Launches GoFundMe Page (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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UPDATED Poolesville resident Marc Kohn has launched a GoFundMe page, entitled “Save Mel’s Rink,” as he prepares to fight to keep the play space, which opened in December, in his backyard. “I built a skating rink on my property in Poolesville, Maryland that I’ve named Mel’s Rink,” writes Kohn on the GoFundMe page. “It’s a […]

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Owner of Mel's Rink Meets with County Officials (VIDEO)

Mel's Ice Rink

The owner of Mel’s Rink, Marc Kohn, met with county officials this week to discuss his backyard ice rink, which is located in the Agricultural Reserve, in Poolesville. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Permitting Services Director Diane Schwartz Jones talks about that meeting and the county’s concerns with the rink. County inspectors issued a notice […]

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Mel's Rink in Poolesville (PHOTOS)

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UPDATED A Poolesville resident, Marc Kohn, has constructed a synthetic ice rink in his Poolesville backyard on Sugarland Road in memory of his stepdaughter, who passed away in July and who loved hockey. In December, he invited the community to skate and play hockey at the rink. But, according to published reports, Montgomery County officials […]

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One Response to “Mel’s Rink in Poolesville (PHOTOS)”

  1. On April 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm Mike Bunk responded with... #

    I’ll tell you where the tipping point is, Ms. Jones. The tipping point was reached long ago with the government intervention in regular citizens private and personal affairs.




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