SRU Good News for March 30, 2010
SRU graduate keeps Lancaster County skaters on their blades
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Anyone ice skating at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster County can thank 2008 Slippery Rock University graduate Ed Snyder.
Snyder, who majored in sport management, is the rink's Zamboni driver and director of stadium operations. The Zamboni is a machine used to resurface the rink's ice at the outdoor minor league ballpark. In addition to his ice resurfacing duties, Snyder is point man at the rink, the only such facility in the county.
When not tied up with the rink, Snyder works for the Lancaster Barnstormer, a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. More than 50,000 skaters used the facilities in its first three seasons.
In talking about the rink, Snyder told Lancaster Online, "It's an exciting atmosphere."
"It's a good experience with the skate park, especially for people who may not particularly like baseball. They can come, check out the ballpark and enjoy themselves. And you feel the satisfaction of knowing what you do helped bring it about�Even if [spectators] may not know what you did, you do, and you are glad when it runs well," he said.
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