NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The long-lasting Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink is open in a restricted method in time for the vacations.
The sunken rink in midtown Manhattan began welcoming skaters Saturday afternoon as a part of a practice that goes again to the 1930s, in accordance with the Rockefeller Heart web site.
The rink is working at a decreased capability, with skate time restricted to 50 minutes. Masks are required as an additional coronavirus pandemic security measure.
Based on legend, the web site says, the rink was impressed by “a Despair-era skate salesman who demonstrated his product by skating on the frozen water of the Rockefeller Heart fountain.”
The rink formally opened as a “skating pond” on Christmas Day 1936. It was presupposed to be non permanent however obtained so common it turned a everlasting fixture for the vacation season.
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