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Skaters on move in Akron

1/10/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Scott Horstman
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The ice rink at Lock 3 Park continues to provide a venue for outdoor skating in Akron. As shown at right top, the rink attracted a crowd of skaters on a chilly but sunny day Jan. 5. Norton residents Macy Neely, 9, and Cari Neely, her mother, are pictured at right middle as they enjoy a trek around the rink.

A Zamboni break provided time for a little snuggling for West Akron resident Kate Bame and daughters Emily, 9, and Annie, 7, shown at right bottom.

The rink will be open through Jan. 27 at the park, 200 S. Main St. Ice skating at the rink is free, with skate rental available for $3. The rink is attended Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rink also will be open Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 330-375-2311.

Skating also is available at the rink at Falls River Square in Cuyahoga Falls through Feb. 18. Skates are available for rent. For more information, go to www.cityofcf.com.

When weather permits, skaters also can enjoy taking to the ice in Metro Parks, Serving Summit County spots such as Big Bend in Sand Run Metro Park. For more details, call the seasonal information line at 330-865-8060.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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