QUINCY (WGEM) -- Even with the temperatures well above freezing, local residents can still head out for a little ice skating.
River Skate's synthetic ice rink is now open to the public in Clat Adams Park on Quincy's riverfront.
The owners are Quincy natives who spent some time in Colorado, where they fell in love with winter activities, and wanted to bring some of that back home to the Gem City.
They say the synthetic surface can be used no matter what the temperature, and actually releases a liquid when you skate over it.
"There's a synthetic substance that's released with the friction of the blade," said Marion Dye, one of the owners of River Skate. "Just like on frozen ice--when you skate on it, water is created by the friction. So this has something that's released, and that's what creates the glide."
River Skate will be in the park until February 24th, and skate rental is included with the cost of admission.
The rink is open from 4pm-9pm Wednesday through Friday, and from noon to 9pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for kids 12 and under.
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