New and free ice rink in downtown Lansing
LANSING, Michigan (WLNS) – Today community members experienced the new and free ice rink in downtown Lansing in front of City Hall.
The city and the Community Foundation have teamed up to make the ice rink a reality.
The 3300 square meter ice rink was bought to make the city center more lively.
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor says social distancing and the wearing of masks are being enforced. “Trying to find all of these activities for people who are COVID safe. We made tons on the river path. We urged that people come out of their house, but do it safely, ”said Schor.
Entry to the ice rink is completely free, but you must bring your own ice skates if you want to go. City officials hope to have ice skates available by the end of the fall.
“These are things that are free to the community and that anyone can use. So it’s important to us that we make some skates that kids can use that may not have the ability to ever skate,” said Laurie Baumer , Vice President of the Community Foundation.
The synthetic ice rink is slated to remain in operation until mid-spring.