Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter Wonderland on the Ice in Downtown Syracuse

Winterfest is going on for 12 days in Syracuse, and there's one activity that's been well-liked among people of all ages. Ice skating has been very popular since the event started last week. This week alone the Clinton Square Ice Rink is averaging around 140 more skaters per day.

Rink manager Rocky Kelly says the good weather and the publicity of the Olympics are reasons more people are coming to skate. It also helps that many Syracuse area students are off from school for President's week.

Kelly is thrilled that people are enjoying their time ice skating.

"The best thing about it is, I think the rink and skating experience puts a smile on everybody's faces," said Kelly.

While many people have had fun at the rink, there's one group that's stood out. Kelly says the grandparents absolutely love watching their grandchildren skate on the ice.

"They're tickled to see their grandkids out here. They come back, and they've been following them all winter long," said Kelly.

If you haven't been to the rink to skate during Winter Fest, you still have until February 28 to stop by the rink and check out other events such as ice sculpturing and wood carving.

Photo Courtesy of myself, David Suntup

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