It’s premature to speculate what could become of the Glacier Ice Arena, but it raises another interesting question about the proper role of government.

Officials with the city of Grand Junction have toured the ice rink and city staff is evaluating whether buying it and making it a publicly owned amenity makes sense.

Free market proponents would argue that if the Glacier Ice Arena can’t survive as a private-sector business then it makes little sense for the city to own it. But, as we’ve pointed out many times before, the goals of business and government aren’t the same, even if government operations should be run like a business.

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