Trump’s Name Was Removed From His NYC Ice Skating Rinks
The Trump Wollman Skating Rinks in New York City are still owned by President Donald Trump, but they no longer bear his name, according to The Guardian.
The Trump Organization made the call to remove the president’s name from two Central Park businesses ahead of the holiday season, which The Washington Post first reported. City officials said the company has not offered a reason for the change.
This appears to be the first time the Trump Organization has taken the unusual step of distancing one of its businesses from the president.
The Guardian recalled a 2017 report by the New York Post that “an elite private school on the Upper East Side canceled its annual ice-skating party after parents refused to send their children to a rink bearing his name.”
“He’s a businessman. He knows the name Wollman [rink] is better without Trump,” Mitchell Moss, a professor of urban policy and planning at New York University told The Post.
James Ford on Twitter
“No sign of the @Trump name anywhere anymore as @CentralParkNYC prepares to open its ice rink concessions, even though @realDonaldTrump ‘s company is under contract to operate them into 2021.”
Amber Phillips on Twitter
“A white tarp used to hide the Trump name wasn’t quite big enough for the job, so a “T” still sticks out. By the formidable team of @pbump & @Fahrenthold https://t.co/gTk3QISs37”