Despite chiller problems, activities at Wichita rink not iced

August 04, 2018 - 12:32 am

At the Wichita Ice Center, the floors are still dry and many people wonder what the plan will be for the facility. 

The chiller, which keeps the ice frozen, had an ammonia leak, causing the ice to melt. Public Works Director Alan King says that after the damage was evaluated, they realized it that it would take a lot to repair it. While it's being repaired, the Ice Center is trying to secure a temporary chiller to get the ice back in place for hockey players and skaters.

Though no final decisions have been made, General Manager Rob Boyle says the goal is to get the rink back up and running as soon as possible. He said that nobody would miss out on any programs they signed up for.

Despite the closure, the ice center has been allowing roller hockey and lacrosse on one of the two dry rinks.

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