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City Parks Department says Ice Ribbon has been repaired

Bare cement is where the ice should be on the new skating ribbon in Riverfront Park, shown Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. A problem with the cooling machinery led to the ice removal as repairs were made; the city reported Sunday that those repairs had been completed. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Bare cement is where the ice should be on the new skating ribbon in Riverfront Park, shown Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. A problem with the cooling machinery led to the ice removal as repairs were made; the city reported Sunday that those repairs had been completed. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

The city announced Sunday that after a series of tests and repairs, the Spokane Ice Ribbon is ready for a new sheet of ice.

The recently added Riverfront Park feature was closed earlier this year after the discovery of an ammonia leak. Testing found that the leak was confined to a single vessel, which was replaced.

A “test of the entire refrigeration system was completed to ensure the damage was confined to one vessel,” the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department reported in a news release.

Because of the delay, the skating season’s original end date of March 4th has been extended to continue as long as weather and temperatures allow, according to the Parks Department.

In recognition of the disruption caused by the leak, the city is offering Unlimited Pass holders an additional 30 days at the beginning of the 2018-2019 skating season, and current Unlimited Pass holders can receive a 25 percent discount on next season’s passes.

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