An elite Upper East Side private school’s annual ice-skating party at Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park had to be canceled after parents refused to send their kids in protest of the president, sources said.
The Parents Association at The Dalton School sent a letter Thursday announcing the “Dalton on Ice” event was scrapped, saying “it would not be financially prudent” because of “significantly lower attendance.”
Dalton’s PA president, LaMae DeJongh, declined to comment — but sources said the low attendance was due to rampant anti-Trump sentiment at the elite prep school.
“I think it is completely insane,” said one Dalton parent who disagrees with the protest. “Like him or not, it feels like a strange place for New Yorkers to protest. And sad that kids now have no skating party.”
Another Dalton parent said a clique of Upper East “liberal moms” upset with Trump pressured the headmaster to call off the event, a source said.
About the only thing I admired about Trump back in his decades as a blow-hard developer and casino mogul was his rescue of the Wollman Rink. The history of his involvement can be found in Wikipedia, but this sums it up:
The rink was closed in 1980 for a proposed two years of renovations at $9.1 million. Six years and $13 million later, after the problem-plagued work was still not completed by the city, Donald Trump persuaded Mayor Ed Koch to let him complete the work in four months at $2.5 million in order to have it open by the end of the year. Koch initially objected but later agreed to Trump's proposal when Trump offered to pay for the renovations himself with the stipulation that he be allowed to run the venue and an adjacent restaurant and use the profits to recoup his costs. Trump hired CIMCO, Canada's largest refrigeration company and the NHL's preferred rink equipment supplier, to complete the project. The city had originally planned to employ the resource-saving – but largely untested – chemical compound Freon, but Trump opted instead for the time-proven use of brine. The rink reopened to the public on November 13, 1986, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference attended by Koch and Trump, covered by national evening broadcast television news. Total cost of renovations by Trump came in under budget at $2.25 million and two months ahead of schedule.
The utter self-absorption of Manhattan liberals is legendary, but even so, this bold statement by SJW ladies refusing to let their drivers drop their precious children off for a skating party pushes it to a new, hillarious boundary.