A new general manager who took over at Hagerstown's ice rink on Thursday will be more visible in the community than his predecessors, the rink's board chairman said.
Mike Olson will get out in the community more, giving talks about the rink at schools, churches and service organizations, said Gary Wright, chairman of the nonprofit Washington County Sports Foundation, which oversees the rink.
The Hagerstown rink has tremendous potential, Olson said.
"I just think it's a matter of time before people realize what the building has and the programs we have to offer," he said.
The former manager, Amy Simmons, is joining the U.S. Army to pursue a career as a veterinary technician, officials said.
Simmons did an excellent job of taking over the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex in March and getting accounting, scheduling and computers running smoothly, Wright said. She will stay on until mid-October.