Monday, November 16, 2020

Rockville Town Square ice skating rink returning for 2020

The winter season ice skating rink is coming back for 2020 at Rockville Town Square. It is under construction now. This is an interesting development, as not everywhere in the country will it be possible to use an outdoor rink this winter. Operators of similar rinks in places like San Francisco have chosen not to set up due to the pandemic this year. 

"Operators of all the seasonal ice skating rinks that typically kick off in time for Thanksgiving have announced that they will not be opening this year," ABC7 News in San Francisco reports. "None of the usual outdoor ice skating rinks in the Bay Area are opening this year. That includes the rinks at Embarcadero and Union Square in San Francisco, the rink in downtown San Jose, or the rinks in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Napa, Marin and Walnut Creek."


  1. A little closer to home, and open for business (with caveates) are the rinks in New York City. According to Travel Pulse, "Speaking of ice skating, you can still do it all over the city. Bryant Park, behind the NYC Public Library, offers free skating albeit with reduced capacity for social distancing. You can also skate on the rooftop of The William Vale in Brooklyn, with a full view of the New York City skyline. The Rink at Brookfield Place, Wollman Rink and, of course, The Rink at Rockefeller Center (opening Nov. 21) are also in operation." Rockville is good company it seems.

  2. New York City is finished