(La Porte, IN) - A refrigerated ice skating rink is coming to downtown La Porte.
La Porte Park and Recreation Department Superintendent Mark Schreiber said the rink would go up near Monroe Street and is available for skating for one month starting January 21.
Schreiber said there would be up to 300 ice skates available for use by the public, and other things like food trucks along with evening hours are planned.
The refrigerated rink is being provided by a company in South Carolina, taking it back when the city is finished using it. Schreiber said a permanent ice skating rink is possible depending on the community's response to the temporary one.
According to Schreiber, an ice rink has long been one of the most mentioned wish list items in the community, as they've been popular in other areas like downtown Valparaiso. The rink should be a way to attract people to the downtown and give people something fun to do after Christmas, officials believe.
“It’s going to be a really fun, fun thing for us to do,” Schreiber said.