- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A new $1 million outdoor ice rink in downtown Pittsburgh has yet to open because of unseasonably warm temperatures.

The rink was supposed to open Friday for the city’s Light Up Night celebration heralding the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

But high temperatures in the 60s kept the ice from forming properly.

HIghwoods Properties, which owns the PPG Place complex where the rink is located, say they plan to open the rink as soon as possible.

The rink is 25 percent larger than the previous rink, which had been in use since 2001. While still two-thirds the size of a standard National Hockey League rink, the Pittsburgh rink is now larger than one at New York’s Rockefeller Center.

The new rink will be able to accommodate about 350 skaters.


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