Strap on the skates and head to Cornell’s ice rink



Libby Wiensch pulls Calvin Sime on a sled, while Audrey Sime skates around at the indoor ice rink located in the Cornell Mill Yard Park pavilion. The rink is open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., throughout winter. Several pairs of skates are available for people to use, as well as a warming shack to thaw out. Photos by Ginna Young
Perhaps one of the most unknown recreational areas in Cornell

By Ginna Young

Perhaps one of the most unknown recreational areas in Cornell, is the indoor skating rink at the Mill Yard Park pavilion. Each year, when the temperature drops enough to keep the rink frozen, about 4 inches of ice is laid on the floor of the pavilion over materials to prevent the ice from touching the cement.

The rink used to be located in front of the pavilion several years ago, but was moved indoors to save city employees time and hassle. That way, almost no maintenance is required to the rink, such as plowing snow off the surface and re-freezing the rink.

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See Thursday, Janaury 3, 2019, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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