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Portland holds ribbon cutting for Thompson's Point ice rink
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite warmer than normal temperatures this time of year, city officials in Portland are celebrating the new ice skating rink at Thompson's Point.

The rink has been open since shortly after Thanksgiving, but it just had its ribbon cutting Tuesday. Several kids showed up for the open skate after the event.

The new rink features a warming yurt with a bar and several food trucks.

Perhaps the biggest draw to "The Rink at Thompson's Point" this year is how warm it's been. Many ponds in the state aren't even close to frozen over yet.

The Thompson's Point rink is artificially refrigerated, so it will stay frozen even on warmer days.

"I'm glad that we decided to artificially refrigerate the rink this year, because that was a big concern of ours, that it was not going to be cold enough," Benn Breton, president of Naples-based Rink Specialists, said.

General Admission for skating is $8. Rental skates are $2. The rink will be open until February 22.


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