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Ice Skating in July?


How about ice skating on the 4th of July? It’s an idea that's being kicked around between the City of Redmond and the operator of the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Redmond Mayor George Endicott was on 1110 KBND’s “Your Town” earlier this week and explains the concept: "Dan Despotopulos who runs the Fairgrounds, in a prior life did run ice rinks. And so he's talked to us about the possibility of taking the ice skating rink; it’s portable, and putting it in one of the buildings at the Fairgrounds, at least for the 4th of July and maybe longer. So he's trying to work out the logistics for that. And if he can make it happen we're willing work with him, I think that would be a lot of fun to have an ice rink open in the middle of summer, that would be kinda neat."  Endicott said as for the Redmond ice rink they had planned to close it around March 15th, but because of the cooler weather they are keeping it open at least through the end of the month.

 

 

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