SELCRA Director: Ice Rink is a 'Trial and Error Endeavor'

Brighton Area Fire Department attempted the first flooding of the ice rink at Meijer Skate Park Friday.

The weather on Friday was cold and blistery, perfect for freezing water to create an ice rink at Meijer Skate Park.

Unfortunately, much of the water - curtesy of the Brighton Area Fire Department - escaped out of the sides of the wooden beams that make up the rink's construction.

SELCRA Director Derek Smith said that the ice rink is very much trial and error in this stage. Although he had hoped the rink would open for skaters this past weekend, Smith said instead, it might be later this week.

Smith said that most of the water escaped, but the fire department got a nice first layer of water down, that would hopefully freeze over and provide more of a barrier for the next attempt, which would be sometime this week.

Once the ice rink is ready to open, SELCRA will charge $2 for all day admission. All the proceeds will go to benefit the Meijer Park Reinvention plan. Hours of operation will vary, mostly weekday evenings and weekend afternoons.

In addition, each day will vary between open skating and drop-in hockey, according to Smith. 

For more information, visit SELCRA online at www.selcra.com.

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