Grad student, SLD brings iceless skating to NEIU


Spencer Jones

SLD and Record-A-Hit Entertainment keeps things fresh with iceless skating rink.

Spencer Jones, Sports Editor

Student Leadership Development kicked off the semester with its inaugural iceless skating event.

The event, which was led by graduate student Albert P. Chanthaboury and SLD’s partnership company Record-A-Hit Entertainment, saw roughly 100 students and faculty members enjoy the rink from noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 18.

Though some spectators were unaware that the event was going to take place, Chanthaboury and his colleagues had been planning it for awhile.

“It was in talks last semester. One of the members of the Student Government Association said it would be great to have a ice skating rink out here.” Chanthaboury said. “This is something that they just introduced in the catalog. I worked with Rob Brown, who is the director of Record-A-Hit Entertainment. Then we talked logistics and worked with the student affairs department to make it happen.”

Record-A-Hit, a game and event planning company based located in Elk Grove Village, has been supplying and supervising events since 1984. They added new attractions to their 2017 catalog like the iceless skating rink, archery tag, foot pool and foot darts.

Chanthaboury believes that the semester holds endless possibilities for SLD to get students involved and active outside of the classrooms. Last semester, he pushed for and got musical artist Alex Aiono to perform on campus.

“Student leadership development is really trying to get students engaged with the university. Chanthaboury said. “It’s a university that actually cares about the students, their well being, and health.”

Look out for more events from SLD via campus flyers, through their social media and through student Nmail.