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Canes step in to keep Fayetteville ice rink open

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An ice rink popular with thousands of families in Fayetteville is staying open thanks to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to WTVD.

Fort Bragg had planned to temporarily close the Cleland Ice Rink due to cuts.

The Hurricanes said they were contacted by the group “Defending The Blue Line,” which helps with hockey costs for military families.

The team stepped in and made a $10,000 donation to the Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association when it found out the rink was slated to shut down. The donation is helping the children on Fort Bragg have everything they need for the upcoming hockey season.

Now, thanks to the Canes and two nonprofits the kids at Fort Bragg will be able to keep playing this hockey season.

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