Construction has begun on a new ice rink in downtown Pittsburgh’s PPG Plaza that officials say will be 25 percent larger than the previous rink, which had been in use since 2001.
The Associated Press reports that crews from Everything Ice started working on the ice surface Tuesday.
The $1 million ice rink will be about two-thirds the size of a standard National Hockey League rink. Officials say it will be able to accommodate approximately 350 skaters at once and will be easier to maintain than the previous rink.
Highwoods Properties, the owner of PPG Place, is purchasing 700 pairs of new skates for patrons to use. Marketing events coordinator Anita Falce says the company has wanted to improve the rink since it acquired PPG Place.
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