NYC's Central Park ice rink shut for season

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Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:13 PM
NYC's Central Park ice rink shut for season

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Central Park ice rink is closed for the season, leaving skaters and hockey players searching for an alternative.

An announcement on the Lasker Rink's Website says the facility will be closed for the 2014-2015 skating season because its refrigeration plant must be replaced.

The rink at the northern side of Central Park has been formally known as Trump Lasker Rink since Donald Trump took over running it in 2001.

Managers of the rink did not return a call seeking comment Saturday.

The rink is home to youth and adult hockey leagues, as well as a skating school

The nonprofit Ice Hockey in Harlem tells TV station New York 1 ( ) that some participants are traveling to a rink in suburban Brewster, New York, for a practice.