Sep
3
2013

Largest Outdoor Skating Rink



Mexico City’s Zocalo, one of the largest public squares in the world, hosts a 32,000 square meters (338,000 square feet) skating rink-which set the world record for the Largest Outdoor Skating Rink.Mexico City’s Zocalo, one of the largest public squares in the world, was packed with thousands of individuals and families who didn’t want to miss the rink’s opening, the lighting-up of the capital’s Christmas decorations and the traditional fireworks.

Largest Outdoor Skating Rink

exico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard contends that the world record rink, which is funded by private donations, provides a way for the many poor of Mexico City to enjoy some of the same winter activities as the wealthy.

Largest Outdoor Skating Rink
The project cost about $1.5 million. Key Entertainment, an American company, built it, along with subcontractors, officials said. Several large Mexican businesses donated the money, among them the country’s largest sporting good chain, a major television network and one of the biggest toy chains. 

While the rink admission as well as the skates are free to visitors, the waiting time for the world’s largest outdoor skating rink often runs to several hours.

Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard contends that the world record rink, which is funded by private donations, provides a way for the many poor of Mexico City to enjoy some of the same winter activities as the wealthy.
Largest Outdoor Skating Rink
The project cost about $1.5 million. Key Entertainment, an American company, built it, along with subcontractors, officials said. Several large Mexican businesses donated the money, among them the country’s largest sporting good chain, a major television network and one of the biggest toy chains. 

While the rink admission as well as the skates are free to visitors, the waiting time for the world’s largest outdoor Skating rink often runs to several hours.

 

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