During public skate sessions at SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield, a SMG managed facility, staffers give experienced skaters a wide berth, but stay on hand to assist novices with the basics, including lacing up their skates and getting back up after taking a tumble on the ice.
Instruction continues at the skating school, where students of all levels and ages can enhance their skating skills during private lessons or 12-person classes with 12 free public skating sessions and progress reports after their first month. The climate-controlled center—always kept at below 60 degrees—also hosts 14-week youth hockey seasons and three divisions of adult hockey league, which accommodate recreational to top-tier players.
Along with action on the rink, SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield keeps its pro shop stocked with figure skating and hockey apparel. The in-house technicians can spruce up skates with repair and sharpening services. After hockey games or skating practice, guests can reenergize with pizza, popcorn, and hot chocolate from the Slap Shot snack bar, which entertains visitors with video games such as Super Mario Goes Ice Fishing.
Enviro Cleaners dry-cleans wardrobes and fabrics using a nontoxic, carbon-based process that leaves every fiber free of stains without the use of chemicals or blurry TV censors. The staff takes in soiled shirts, pants, blouses, and bedding, and they offer same-day service as well as free pickup and delivery services. Additionally, an expert tailor performs alterations such as mending and hemming. Enviro Cleaners also specializes in wedding gown cleaning and preservation.
Garages pile up, attics overfill, and houses get cluttered. Stor It clears up the hodgepodge with safe, secured storage units. Those units range in sizes from 5'x5' to 10'x30', and all remain under the watchful gaze of surveillance security cameras. To further ensure the security of all units, managers remain onsite during the day and M&S security officers patrol the grounds at night. Access is a breeze, too, with wide aisles, large roll-up doors, and 9-foot-high ceilings. Customers can also access their units 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The computer gurus at Angel Tech Repair and Sales not only set up, maintain, and repair computers, but they also teach others to become tech savvy. When they're not installing antivirus software and new operating systems, they're leading one-on-one classes on both Windows and Apple products. During in-person, web, or phone classes, the crew shows novices how to navigate the basics of the Internet and email, edit photos, or talk to faraway loved ones on Skype.