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Where to Ice Skate... In Mexico City?

December 12, 2007 at 2:00 PM | by | ()

We wouldn't normally put ice skating high on our activities list for a trip to Mexico City, but maybe we should reconsider. The DF recently set up an enormous skating rink in the city center, and ice time and skate rental is free. (Good thing: We'd hate to have to schlep our own skates to Mexico.)

The massive rink sits on top of miles of refrigeration tubes, ensuring that the ice stays frozen even in the from-from-frigid December weather. And though a handful of residents think the big price tag for the rink ($1.5 million) could be better spent on repairing the city's infrastructure, most people think it's great, including this high school student:

Yeah, you could say we're skipping school...Ice-skating isn't very popular, but at the moment it's in style. It's something really cool for us because, well, we don't even have any snow.

There you have it: Ice skating cool enough to skip class for. That's all the endorsement we need!

Related Stories:
· Mexico Tries Out an Ice-Skating Rink [NYT]
· Ice Skating coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times]

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