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    Outdoor skating rink a hit with community

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    I know this isn’t directly related to Niagara Falls, but I posted about it before, so I figured I’d post this follow-up:

    From Niagara This Week:

    The outdoor skating rink at Fort George is turning out to be a real hot spot.

    Since being opened in partnership by Vintage Hotels and Parks Canada last month the skating rink has welcomed thousands of people as of the end of 2016 — and that was without the hundreds who took the time to hit the ice on New Year’s Day on Sunday. The rink was packed with skaters, some with families, and others, such as Bryon Mikkelson, on their own.

    Mikkelson, of Welland, made an impromptu visit to the rink on Jan. 1, deciding it would be a fun activity to ring in 2017.

    “This is a really neat chance to enjoy a beautiful site and something that is truly a slice of Canadiana,” said Mikkelson. “We need more sites like this.”

    Artificial rink at Fort George ‘coolest place in town’

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    This isn’t about Niagara Falls specifically, but a lot of people to visit Niagara Falls do end up travelling over to Niagara-on-the-lake.

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Parks Canada thinks the outdoor skating rink at Fort George is the coolest place in town.

    It certainly boasts lots to back up the claim, offering free skating seven days a week, a building with a concession stand where skates can be rented, hot chocolate and other treats to enjoy around the fire pits, chairs and bales of straw providing seating, and twinkling lights and decorated trees to contribute ambience to a great outdoors experience.

    Thanks to Vintage Hotels, the skating rink has been built with chillers, so the ice will stay frozen in temperatures up to 15 degrees Celsius – it’s expected to last into March.

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