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Future of Ice Rink Undecided

(La Porte, IN) - Whether a refrigerated ice skating rink will return to downtown La Porte next year has not been decided. The last day for rink up for about six weeks at Lincolnway and Monroe Street was yesterday.


Mayor Tom Dermody said talks would start at some point on whether to have the rink set up again next winter. Dermody believes public response was very good, and the rink with skate rental was an excellent way to bring people in and see what downtown has to offer.


“We’ll evaluate it. We’ve had a lot of positive comments from the community,” Dermody said.

There’s been talk of setting up the rink next year at the exact location or having a refrigerated rink at New Porte Landing.


A refrigerated rink was chosen to ensure there was ice to skate on in the event of a mild winter.

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