Say Goodbye To Dwindling Days Of Winter At City Ice Rinks
Friday, March 10, 2006
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today reminded New Yorkers that the final day to ice skate at a rink in New York City’s parks is Sunday, April 2, 2006.
"The City’s ice rinks provide a safe, seasonal place to enjoy the ice, and we are delighted to have had such a successful skating season," said Commissioner Benepe. "Although hanging up those skates for the season is bitter-sweet, it gives New Yorkers all the more reason to look forward to those cold winter months that come around without fail each year."
With this season’s grand opening of The Pond in Bryant Park, New York City parks are now home to a total of seven ice skating rinks. Others include Kate Wollman Rink in Prospect Park, Abe Stark Rink at Coney Island, World’s Fair Ice Skating Rink in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Staten Island War Memorial Ice Skating Rink in Clove Lakes Park, and Lasker Rink and Wollman Rink in Central Park. All ice rinks will officially close on April 2, with the exception of Prospect Park’s Wollman Rink, which will close on March 12, and Bryant Park’s the Pond, which has been closed since January 16.
Parks & Recreation commends skaters citywide for practicing safety on the ice all season long. Each year, Parks encourages New Yorkers to stay away from the ice on the lakes and ponds unless the agency announces that it is safe to do so in designated areas, as water that may appear frozen is not often safe enough to skate on.
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