Local skating rink making changes after recent fights

ENOLA, Pa. (WHTM) – A brawl began at the Olympic Skating Center in Enola last weekend after two teenage girls started fighting.

Zachary Jackson is a fourth grader at East Pennsboro Elementary School. He says it all happened right in front of him.

“People started jumping over the walls,” Jackson said, “and then the crowd ran outside.”

Duncan McArthur is the owner of the skating center. He says his security team did what it could to minimize last weekend’s fight.

“I want parents to know that they can bring there kids here. They can leave them if they can’t be here and watch them skate,” McArthur said.

Patty Gingrich says more adults need to watch their children instead of dropping them off and not returning for several hours.

“You get a lot of people who’s parents don’t care,” she said. “They drop them off and it’s not right. The skating rink is for entertainment, not babysitting.”

McArthur says police have been called for fighting four times in the past six months. He is closing Saturday night a half hour earlier to help prevent future problems.

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