On right now: Riverton's skating rink at Tonkin Stadium being filled with water

It won't be long now. Riverton Parks and Recreation began filling the ice skating rink this morning which is now located on the floor of Tonkin Stadium. Last year "R" Recreation purchased the rink, and a portion of it was set up at the Babe Ruth baseball park. This year, the flat surface of Tonkin Stadium allows the entire rink to be assembled. [image: Inline image 1] R Recreation's Mary Axthelm said there is no definite date for the ice rink to open, but she said they should be ready to go when school lets out for the annual mid-winter break. "The forecast temperatures at night are favorable and we still hope it will freeze solid enough to open late next week. We're optimistic, but depending on the weather, we're planning on Dec. 18th.," she said. "We need it to be really cold to get a good base established." [image: Inline image 2] Axthelm said R Recreation will offer ice-skating classes this winter and will post hours when a concession hut will be open to rent skates. Those hours will be announced when the rink officially opens for the season. [image: Inline image 3] *Featue Photo: Parks employee Josh David began filling the new Riverton Ice Skating Rink with water this morning. The rink is located on the floor of Tonkin Stadium, or Tonkafeller Plaza as one dubbed it today, referring to the iconic ice rink at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. (Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news