Juneau residents to get indoor ice rink Thursday

Posted: Monday, February 03, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) -- Juneau residents can test the ice at the Treadwell Arena for the first time Thursday.

The ice rink at Savikko Park in Douglas will open with what city Parks and Recreation Director Kim Kiefer called a ''soft'' opening, or a chance to work out the bugs before the grand opening later this month.

''We just want to get it open,'' she said. ''Everyone's been waiting a long time for this day.''

As of Friday, the city still needed to install the rink's sound system and finish a platform for bleachers. The rink also needs a temporary certificate of occupancy from the city building division, Kiefer said.

The official grand opening is Feb. 22.

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