Fayette County

New Triangle Park ice skating rink set to open Saturday

L-R: Shaun Connell, Mike Sampson, Trevor Brewer, all employees with Ice Rinks Events, worked on installing the new ice rink in Triangle Park in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, November, 15, 2011. The skating rink is scheduled to open Saturday. They were unrolling the system of tubes that will contain glycol which is used in the ice-making process.Charles Bertram | Staff
L-R: Shaun Connell, Mike Sampson, Trevor Brewer, all employees with Ice Rinks Events, worked on installing the new ice rink in Triangle Park in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, November, 15, 2011. The skating rink is scheduled to open Saturday. They were unrolling the system of tubes that will contain glycol which is used in the ice-making process.Charles Bertram | Staff

A new ice-skating rink in Triangle Park is set to open Saturday, said Steve Grossman, president of the Triangle Foundation. Benches and a skate rental area will be connected to the rink.

Pastries, hot drinks and other items will be sold from a tent until an outdoor café is completed. Small tables and chairs will be available throughout the park.

The rink is expected to be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and days when there is no school in Fayette County. It will be open noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays. Skating will be $10 for 90 minutes, with or without skate rental, Grossman said.

The rink is 85 feet by 60 feet and is expected to accommodate nearly 200 ice skaters at a time.

Improvements to Triangle Park are being made by the Triangle Foundation, which built the park with private money almost 30 years ago and contributes each year to its upkeep. The park is owned by the city but is under the care and control of Lexington Center Corp.

Kathryn Minton, vice president for business development at Downtown Lexington Corp., said in an email the rink is officially called Unified Trust Company Ice Rink, named for its title sponsor, a Lexington investment firm.

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