Ice rink down for repairs |

Ice rink down for repairs

A electrical failure forced the temporary closure of the ice rink at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Tuesday.

It’s not cold that keeps ice in the rink intact. To stay operable and safe to use, the rink’s ice surface requires a compressor to stay frozen.

An electricial breakdown of the ice rink’s compressor discovered Tuesday morning forced the city Parks and Recreation Department to temporarly shut down the popular facility until this weekend.

“If we get the compressor fixed, we’ll open earlier,” said Kathleen Milbrath of the Parks and Recreation Department.

The delay is due to the nature of the unit.

Milbrath said repairs to the compressor are contracted out to an out-of-area company that specializes in outdoor ice rinks.

Daily scheduled activities in the winter at the Community Center’s ice rink include public skating, youth and adult hockey practices and games and ice skating lessons.

The temporary closure does not affect other activities or programs in the Community Center’s main building.

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