February 9, 2004

Montgomery Park ice rink has mixed results

The Ithaca Journal reports that the outdoor ice rink has had some difficulties, largely because of uneven weather.

The rink (directions), which was created by Neptune Hose Company pouring 10,000 gallons of water on the basketball courts, hasn't had the best opportunity to settle:

"We had an unusually warm winter so ice was slow to form. Then we had some extreme cold weather but it was followed by a heavy snow, which acts like an insulator so you're not making ice," said Jeffrey Eller, a senior fish and wildlife technician with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Cortland. "It's not ideal conditions this year. Right now it's like a swamp out there."

The fire company is willing to add more water if the weather looks promising, so this may work out yet.

Posted by simon at February 9, 2004 9:14 AM in
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