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MAY/JUNE 2002

FEATURES

The Olympic Effect: Piqued interest in ice sports can help rinks go for the green

The Olympic Effect

Piqued interest in ice sports can help rinks go for the green

With the XIX Winter Olympics gold rush now in the history books, there will no doubt be a following rush to the rinks, as kids dream of being the next Sarah, Derek or Anton. We'll offer a closer look how facilities can best serve these Winter Games dreams from figure skating and speedskating to hockey and even curling.

Watch Your Step: Take a steady pace and do your homework when choosing indoor sports flooring

Watch Your Step

Take a steady pace and do your homework when choosing indoor sports flooring

Choosing the right floor for the right uses is no small step. We'll walk you through some of the important flooring elements of performance, safety, appearance and maintenance.

Beyond BINGO: Marketing and programming for seniors nowadays is more rock climbing than rocking chairs

Beyond BINGO

Marketing and programming for seniors nowadays is more rock climbing than rocking chairs

A look at some great ideas how to serve and market to senior citizens, including fine-tuned facilities and programming just for the older set.

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GUEST COLUMNS

A Job for All Seasons

Prevent pool problems before they surface

Preventive maintenance, through regular checkups, is still the only way to ensure a clean, clear, safe pool—whether indoors or outdoors, open year-round or seasonally. It involves two broad areas of focus: water chemistry and everything other than water, including pool equipment, as well as pool area and surface maintenance.

Figuring out ADA

How to apply ADA accessibility guidelines to your restroom facilities

Ten years later confusion persists.

Yes, it's been more than 10 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was adopted into law. Make no mistake, it's no longer a matter of courtesy to provide barrier-free accessibility to persons of all physical capabilities, including the disabled—it is a civil right. Inaccessible facilities are defined as a form of discrimination. And, while the U.S. Department of Justice and the Attorney General don't have a squad of "ADA Police" checking out buildings, many, many law suits have been brought against properties not in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

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FACILITY PROFILES

The Apex of it All

The Apex Center
Arvada, Colo.

Opened in September 2000, this $28-million, 168,500-square-foot complex is one of the nation's largest public recreation centers. Rather than asking what it offers, it may take less breath or space to answer the question, "What doesn't it have?"

Part one in a three-part series.

Golf Swings into Manhattan

Chelsea Piers
New York City

If it hadn't struck an iceberg and sank on April 14, 1912, the Titanic would have arrived at Chelsea Piers on April 16. Instead, 675 survivors were brought to the piers on April 20. While the end-all, be-all of luxury cruise liners met a tragic fate, the end-all, be-all of sports and entertainment complexes, which now exists where the Titanic would have docked, looks like it has an unsinkable future.

And to think, just over 10 years ago, Chelsea Piers was a crumbling mess, scheduled not for distinction, but for destruction.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Sports Equipment

Be a sport

Computer Software Review

Have a byte

Climbing Walls

The latest rock science

New Products

New in the neighborhood

Web Site

Guide to good stuff on the Web

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Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - Dor Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring
Recreation Management Webinar: Designing Sites With Shade In Mind
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2XL GymWipes - The Industry Leader
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists