Last night they finally started making the ice at our first ever ice rink in St George, The Dixie Igloo. Unfortunately they will only be open until April. The thought of going ice skating in the middle of the day in July when it is 110F here is delicious.
We went down to check them out at an open house yesterday.
and the inside
A 25% solution of salt water at below freezing temp is pumped through these tubes and fresh water is sprayed on top to make the ice. They build up a couple of inches of ice then paint it white – I didn’t know that! Next they layer another inch of ice and paint on logos and hockey stripes then finish it off with another 1/4 inch of ice.
We bought some skate passes. Kinders are excited!