While cities like Wavre or Jodoigne, in Walloon Brabant, have chosen to give up an ice rink this year, this will not be the case in Mettet. But at a time of climate issues and even more so of soaring energy prices, the presence of an ice rink as an energy-intensive entertainment goes badly.
▶▶ Voices are raised among local elected officials who heard the news. Thus for the adviser Isabelle Doneux (Rops), “it is a very bad signal for the environment”.
▶▶ “Of course, this initiative may not please everyone, but we also have good feedback”, defends the president of the organizing non-profit organization, Stuart Marchal.
▶▶ At Ciney, a similar controversy arose.