From the Niagara Falls Review:
When it was first announced in 2009, Rink at the Brink was described as the “most significant event” the Winter Festival of Lights had ever undertaken.
The festival’s acting chairman Jim Diodati (not yet Niagara Falls Mayor) said the 60-by-120 foot outdoor rink would offer a “more dramatic” setting than New York’s iconic Rockefeller Plaza rink, since it would be next to the falls themselves.
In the end, being so close to the falls was Rink at the Brink’s undoing.
According to Tina Myers, the festival’s program director, mist from the nearby Horseshoe Falls played havoc with the ice surface and the skaters.
The article also mentions that the rink might be sold to Niagara-on-the-lake for $38,000 when it cost $700,000 in the first place. Wow!