Attendees at the Pasadena Winter Carnival will have the option of going skating at the new ice rink that was just installed this week behind the firehall on Tenth Avenue.
Council was unsure up to a week ago that a rink would be prepared for the yearly event, but Coun. Derek Anthony said the town public works department managed to get it installed.
“We even had volunteers come forward to help out,” said Anthony. “But in the end the Works Department was able to get it done; now we have to keep an eye on the weather.”
The forecast called for mild temperatures and rain Friday afternoon, with colder temperatures over the weekend. The town recreation director Wanda Wight said the plans are to keep the rink covered with snow for the weekend and then get it swept off and cleaned up for Monday.
The town hasn’t had a rink since the old facility was torn down two years ago in preparation for the new multi-purpose building, construction of which is expected to begin in the spring.
The new ice surface is on the location of the tennis courts and officials hope to be able to keep it open for not just the winter carnival, but as long as the cold weather holds out this winter.