WUOMFM

Downtown Flint ice rink will soon open

Jan 1, 2016

People in Flint will soon be able to do something they haven’t been able to do in 25 years. Skate on an ice rink downtown.

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The University of Michigan-Flint is installing a new cooling system at the old outdoor ice rink by the Flint River.  They plan to open it to the public January 2nd.

The university has owned the property since 1990, but liability concerns kept the rink closed.

University officials hope the ice rink will enhance the student and community experience downtown.

Kettering University and the Hagerman Foundation are also involved in reopening the rink.