Donald Trump's name removed from ice rinks in New York 'over fears of hurting business'

Evening Standard 1 month ago

Donald Trump’s name has been removed from two ice rinks in New York City despite his organisation still running them.

The Wollman and Lasker skating rinks are located in the famous Central Park, and are now opening for the winter.

They are still operated by the Trump Organization, which was run by Mr Trump until he assumed the presidency of the United States at the beginning of 2017.

Wollman and Lasker have been run by the company since the 1980s, and signs around them bore the Trump name in capital letters on signage and workers' uniforms.

But they have been covered up ahead of this year's winter, with an impeachment inquiry against the president ramping up.

One employee at the rink told the Washington Post that the removal of the name might be because it was driving some customers away.

They told the paper: “I do believe that’s the answer. It was hurting business.

“A lot of the schools, you know, liberal private schools up here, come to parties up here. That was a big income earner up here Monday and Tuesday night.”

City parks spokeswoman Crystal Howard says the Trump Organization notified the city in August that it was changing "the on-rink branding". 

Trump Organization representatives did not respond to a request for comment.


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