Jason Cleck Built A Rink That Got The Patriot-News' Attention
Jason and Andrew Cleck's rink made news throughout Central Pennsylvania today.
Several years of rink building in his backyard have made USA Hockey official Jason Cleck (Palmyra, PA) well known in the Atlantic District officiating community as an expert on maintaining outdoor ice quality without refrigeration-- often in challenging conditions. Now his email to Deb Kiner, content administrator at PennLive.com for the Patriot-News, has resulted in an article that tells the world what he's been telling us.
According to the article, Jason pointed out that backyard ice skating rinks are common in the midstate area of Pennsylvania. In response to a previous article posted by Deb about skating on backyard rinks in Delaware County that implied this was unusual, Jason said, "That's not news up here! We've been building one at my place in Palmyra for years. My rink is one of many just in my area."
To which Kliner said, "Who knew?"
Jason and Andrew's friends in officiating all knew about his rink, and had seen quite a few photos of it. But, congratulations on well-deserved regional recognition. You guys deserve it.