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    Rink at the Brink anchors 27th Winter Festival of Lights

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    You’ll need to lace up more than just your boots for this year’s Winter Festival of Lights.

    An outdoor skating rink is the big addition to the festival’s 27th year, which opens Nov. 7. Located next to Table Rock along the Niagara Parkway, the 18-by- 36-metre rink will open in late November and operate daily until Feb. 28.

    “It’ll offer public skating in an iconic setting, similar to the rink in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City,” said Jim Diodati, the festival’s acting chairman.

    “Yet this will be more dramatic. The rink will be situated at the brink -a stone’s throw from the falls.”

    Diodati called it the “most significant event” the festival has ever undertaken. In addition to a steel and glass canvas roof, ‘The Rink at the Brink’ will offer clear span windows to combat mist conditions without blocking the scenery of the falls.

    “It’ll be a great view of the falls in all conditions,” said Diodati.

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