Friday, February 3, 2023

Heat melts ice rinks in Florida

The very warm Christmas that Vitoria-Gasteiz is experiencing this year also has its own problems. Florida Ice Rink It is melting due to sunlight and high temperature.

Ice Rink Closed Florida

It had to be closed this Friday afternoon and today, December 24, only half of the ice rink is operational. that is, skaters only go as far as half of the semicircle which surrounds the Florida park kiosks. This prevents you from skating freely and taking some short walks is not possible.

The problem is that the tubes that are responsible for freezing water they can’t cool this water Due to the sun shining directly on the track.

and that this system It is not designed for such high temperature As we’re having these days: about 15° or more. Minima also does not allow the ice to cure overnight.

The only solution to thawing is to add more water or ice and wait for it to integrate into the track. it You can clearly see the lower tubes in several areas of the ice rink on Saturday. There is even a great danger of falling in some parts, as ice holes have formed and the skate enters the water directly.

The Florida Ice Rink will be open each Christmas. At the moment, weather forecasts do not lead to optimism, as high temperatures will continue until at least 31 December.

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