Call it a most fitting reflection, so to speak, regarding Armstrong County’s long-revered skating rink, which opened on Sunday, Nov. 26, 1967.

Like so many parents in the county, and beyond, the late Ray Boarts fell in love with what today is known as the Belmont Complex watching his kids and others cut the ice there while playing competitive youth hockey or simply pirouetting during public events.

A.J. Panian is the managing editor of the Leader Times. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1325, or