New Synthetic Skating Rink for Rockford

[Update Nov. 28: The rink, a project worth about $350,000 but completed at no cost to taxpayers thanks to many volunteers and a corporate sponsor, opens Dec. 3.]

Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment (RAVE) is putting together a skating rink for Davis Park with the help of union volunteers.

Volunteer laborers began to prime and paint 500 plywood boards inside the vacant former Ingersoll building along the Rock River on Friday. The 16,000 square feet of weather-resistant wood will form the base of a unique synthetic rink to be installed in Davis Park in coming weeks. Continue reading New Synthetic Skating Rink for Rockford